Anthony Gordon is a hot property in the Premier League and there are a number of teams eyeing the Englishman. Gordon is Everton’s crown jewel and his sheer potential and talent has attracted a lot of suitors this summer.
To start with, Tottenham Hotspur had expressed their desire to sign the winger when the negotiations for Richarlison were going on. In fact, Spurs were ready to launch a package deal for Gordon and Richarlison. While the Richarlison deal went through, the tough stance on Gordon couldn’t be broken.
Newcastle United also tried their luck in signing the England U-21 star but their bid was also rejected as the Toffees were adamant on keeping their prized asset at the club. Chelsea came in a few days ago, launching a bid of £45 million which was turned down by Everton. The Blues of London were said to be ready to offer a deal worth £60 million for Gordon but Everton were reluctant.
The £60 million valuation surely seemed attractive but the Toffees wouldn’t have enough time to locate and sign a replacement. As per the latest reports, Chelsea are ready to offer two players plus cash to entice Everton into agreeing to a deal. Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja, which are long term transfer targets have been put on the table along with £25 million in cash.
Manchester United tracked Everton winger Anthony Gordon
Nonetheless, there are slim chances of a deal going through. Apart from Chelsea, Spurs and Newcastle United, another English club had monitored the 21 year old winger. According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Manchester United made a late check on Gordon before pushing the Antony negotiations.
Last season, Gordon’s breakthrough season, he scored four goals and assisted two. While these are not eye catching numbers, all well reputed managers like Thomas Tuchel, Erik ten Haag and Antonio Conte have seen the talent and promise the youngster possesses. This is the reason why clubs like Chelsea are willing to spend up to £60 million for Gordon.
The player is still on his learning curve and has to hone his skills but his desire and athleticism is what attracts so many big fishes. As things stand, Everton are unlikely to sanction any deal for Gordon as Frank Lampard has been very vocal about keeping the youngster. With less than five days to go before the transfer deadline day, the Toffees may not have enough time to search for a capable replacement.
Will Everton manage to keep hold of Anthony Gordon?