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CANARIES SIGN YORK'S BEN GODFREY

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13:15 15th January 2016

by Norwich City Football Club

Midfielder links up with City's Development Squad

NORWICH City have signed York City midfielder Ben Godfrey for an undisclosed fee, with the youngster penning a three-and-a-half year professional deal at the Club.

Godfrey, who turned 18 today, will initially link up with the Canaries’ Academy setup after making 15 senior appearances for the Minstermen.

He made his first team debut in August during York’s 1-0 Sky Bet League Two victory over Yeovil Town, before netting the maiden goal of his career against Plymouth Argyle in November.

After completing a switch to Norwich, Godfrey exclusively told canaries.co.uk: "It's massive for me to be given this opportunity and I can't wait to get started.

"I'm delighted to get the deal done, and it happening on my birthday makes it extra special. York gave me the platform to kick on so I owe a lot to them, but it's about what happens next now.

"Norwich is a huge Club and I'm looking forward to developing myself as a player here."

City boss Alex Neil added: "We're hoping Ben will be someone who can blossom into a good player in the future.

"Despite only being 18, he has already played first team football for York. That in itself suggests he's progressing quickly, and he has an athletic build already through his dad's rugby league history.

"We'll introduce him into the Under-21s to start with, and he'll be a project for us to work on."

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