FORMER York City defender Ben Godfrey is subject to interest from Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, according to

York-born defender Godfrey was a product of the City academy and made 12 appearances for the first-team, scoring one senior goal, before earning a big move to Sky Bet Championship outfit Norwich City.

After a four year spell with Norwich and a loan spell to Shrewsbury Town, Godfrey made the move to Premier League outfit Everton for a reported £20 million, going on to win the Young Player of the Season award in his first year with the Toffees.

Godfrey’s Everton form earned a first call-up to the England national set-up, making two caps in 1-0 victories over both Austria and Romania, after also previously starring in an the Three Lions’ under-20’s and under-21’s sides.

After three years at Everton and with the club lingering towards the wrong end of the table, Godfrey is of interest to Spurs and Newcastle, according to

Everton are said to be open to the idea of letting the 25-year-old leave after falling down the pecking order under Sean Dyche, with Spurs and Newcastle long-term admirers of the defender with injuries throughout their squads.

Bournemouth, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Rangers also said to be interested in the former York academy graduate.