Godfrey glad portion of City record sale will help boyhood club York City survive
- Credit: PA
Ben Godfrey is hoping that the sell-on clause York City received following his transfer from Norwich City to Everton will be enough to help his boyhood club survive.
The 22-year-old joined the Toffees in a £25million move from Carrow Road in the recent transfer window, although the Minstermen are believed to have benefited from a 10% sell on fee of City’s club record sale.
Godfrey is pleased some of the fee will be given to the club that helped develop him prior to his move to Norfolk in January 2016.
“The fees in terms of transfers and sell-on clauses, that’s all agreed by Norwich and York,” Godfrey told the York Press. “People ask me about it, but it never gets brought up with me because it’s irrelevant to me.
“But, when I heard about it, being from York, supporting York as a kid and playing for them, it is massive. I’m hoping that the information (that I heard) was correct.”
You may also want to watch:
Numerous clubs in the lower divisions are struggling to survive due to the inability to open their turnstiles and let fans back into stadiums. Godfrey is hoping the cash can help York not just survive, but also plot a return back to the Football League.
“And it couldn’t have come at a better time really, during this tough situation where a lot of clubs are struggling financially.
- 1 MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City complete their double over Cardiff
- 2 Farke reveals Buendia concerns and fitness updates on Pukki and Krul after 2-1 Cardiff win
- 3 STARTING XIs: Pukki missing for City as Barden starts at Cardiff
- 4 City squad can expect long term disruption due to Covid impact
- 5 Paddy's Pointers: Five observations from the Canaries' 2-1 Championship win against Cardiff City
- 6 Farke's advice for Barden ahead of red letter day
- 7 City boss on Quintilla future amid Giannoulis pursuit
- 8 Cardiff City v Norwich City - all you need to know
- 9 No Pukki no problem for Canaries as they move seven points clear at the top
- 10 City edging closer to deal for Giannoulis
“I really do hope that it benefits York and (helps) maintain the club’s status because, as scary as it is, clubs are actually disappearing.
“Hopefully this bad situation passes by and they can not only survive with that money but develop a really strong squad and go back to competing at the level that they should be, which is the Football League.”