Man United want to sign 21-year-old defender this summer – report

Rio Ferdinand has urged Man United to consider a move to sign Norwich defender Ben Godfrey, say reports

Rio Ferdinand
Ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (Photo: BT Sport)

Manchester United are keen to sign Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey this summer after a recommendation from Rio Ferdinand, according to reports in the British media.

The Sun is reporting that the Red Devils have placed the 21-year-old on their summer transfer wish-list as they begin to think about bolstering their squad for next season.

According to the same story, Red Devils legend Ferdinand, who mentors Godfrey in his New Era agency, is a big fan of the defender and has been in contact with Manchester United to offer his personal recommendation.

The defender has been a regular fixture in the Norwich City team this season, scoring four goals and making two assists in 31 Championship games for the Canaries.

The same story says that Ferdinand also remains on the club’s shortlist to become Manchester United’s new director of football at Old Trafford.

According to the same article, Godfrey himself is settled and Norwich and is not pushing for a transfer, but it also claims that the chance to move to Manchester United would be tough to turn down.

Manchester United will play their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday when they host Cardiff City at Old Trafford.

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