Carlo Ancelotti has been in the market for a centre-back and switched attentions to the 22-year-old after a loan deal for first-choice target – Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori – became increasingly unlikely to happen.
“It is an honour to sign for Everton and to be part of a huge club,” Godfrey said. “I am very thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.
“The aim for me at Everton is to win trophies and win games. I like to win. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I care and I am a passionate lad.