Spurs still interested in Everton forward Anthony Gordon

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According to media reports yesterday Tottenham are still monitoring Anthony Gordon’s situation at Everton after last summer’s transfer speculation surrounding him.

Gordon was the subject of a lot of transfer rumours last summer and it appeared as though Chelsea had made a concrete bid for him, which Everton turned down.

And at one point it looked as though Gordon might well leave Goodison Park and that he wanted to do so, given Chelsea’s interest.

I thought if Chelsea or another club were prepared to put the sort of money on the table being quoted, then the Blues’ should have very seriously considered accepting it.

Such a scenario didn’t happen of course, and after a decent start to the current season – when he scored several goals that were desperately needed with Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured – Gordon has seen his form decline considerably.

The former youth team product has also developed an irritating habit of getting himself regularly booked for petty fouls and indiscipline, which has already cost him one suspension.

That’s the last thing Everton need when they are already so short of attacking options and forwards who can score goals, something that has resulted in a dip in results seen most starkly just recently.

I don’t know if Gordon’s current malaise is temporary, the result of something like second sesaon syndrome, or if it is a longer-term problem but there have to be doubts now about whether he will develop into the player many of us hoped he might.

This story of Spurs’ interest in the player is obviously just another piece of speculative jounalism as media outlets try to find articles to fill their pages with the Premier League now suspended until the World Cup is over.

Given Gordon’s current form and lack of recent goals it certainly seems a little odd that Tottenham would still retain a serious interest in potentially signing him, in January or the summer.

The North London club have a surfeit of forwards, including ex-Everton star Richarlison who has struggled to get regular playing time since his move there early last summer.

And of course Gordon’s decline this season (whether that’s temporary or not) means that the fee he would command is also likely to have fallen considerably.

Unless he can show a radical improvement in form over the second half of the campaign then if there are any suitors for Gordon, I’d recommend Everton cash in.