Norwich City are likely to have to fend off numerous offers for their promotion chasing stars this summer with almost every member of the regular first team squad having impressed over the course of the season.
The Canaries have a clutch of talented youngsters that are all earning international recognition and have also caught the eye of scouts from the Premier League and beyond.
The latest rumour concerns Ben Godfrey and a reported £10m bid from French giants, Lyon as reported by Football Insider
The Ligue 1 club are on course to qualify for next season’s Champions League and apparently see Godfrey as a star in the making, something that is no secret in Norfolk.
Football Insider are reporting that Lyon’s Head of Recruitment, Florian Maurice has been scouting in England and has watched Godfrey on his last five outings for the Canaries. I have no doubt that, along with Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis, Godfrey is a player that City will desperately want to keep hold of. If their development continues next season in the Premier League, regardless of where City finish in the top flight, then their value will increase a lot more than by the £10-15m valuations that are being bandied about in the tabloid press.
Both Liverpool and Manchester United have also previously been linked with Godfrey and you can expect the list will lengthen once the season ends.
In other news, there is more speculation today linking Norwich with Swedish international goalkeeper, Robin Olsen, something that we first reported about a month ago.
The EDP are reporting it now on the back of a report by Corriere dello Sport in Italy. The talk is that the Roma keeper could be available for a reported £10m, which still seems way too steep for Norwich to be competing with both Watford and Bournemouth in my opinion, as is being reported.