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Ben Godfrey signs new long-term Norwich City contract

Ben Godfrey is staying at Carrow Road. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey has signed a new four-year contract with the club.

The 21-year-old made 31 appearances for the Canaries last season as they won the Championship title.

Godfrey broke into the team following an injury to fellow centre-back Timm Klose just before Christmas and kept his place alongside captain Christoph Zimmermann for the remainder of the campaign.

His form had reportedly attracted the interest of Manchester United but he has now ended speculation over his future by agreeing a new deal at Carrow Road.

Godfrey joined Norwich from York City in 2016.

“I’m delighted to commit my future to such a great club with ambitions and goals similar to mine in terms of staying at the highest level and I’m looking forward to next season," he said.

“There’s only so long you can go without a ball at your feet before you get a little bit bored. I miss the boys, I miss training everyday and I miss the atmosphere around the training ground. I’m now looking forward to getting back to working hard."

Godfrey is the latest in a long line of Norwich players to sign new contracts in recent weeks, with Timm Klose, Tim Krul, Marco Stiepermann, Onel Hernández and Kenny McLean having all committed their futures to the club following promotion.