Everton change transfer stance on £35m man as four clubs show interest

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Back in the summer, Everton attacker Anthony Gordon was a wanted commodity among some of the top clubs in England. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were ready with big cheques for acquiring Gordon but Everton’s staunch stance meant that the local lad from Merseyside stayed put.

The Toffees sold Richarlison for £60 million and reinvested the sum in signing players like Neal Maupay and Dwight McNeil. Everton also had very lucrative offers on the table for Gordon, with Chelsea willing to pay as much as £45 million for the 21 year old. The message from the Merseysiders was clear, that they were not interested in selling their crown jewel.

Despite the poor season last time around, Gordon was the ever glowing light that supplied energy and performed with intent in a rather mundane season. Big things were expected of him this season. He could potentially be the talisman that many envisioned him to be. The 21 year old did start in an impressive fashion, when the Toffees went on a six game unbeaten streak.

However, since the win against Crystal Palace in October, Gordon has turned sloppy and seems lost out there as Lampard’s side record dreadful results one after the other. Gordon is the club’s top scorer with three goals but has not been able to make any lasting impact in recent games.

Everton willing to consider offers for Anthony Gordon

Earlier this week, a report surfaced that Newcastle United were ready to revive their interest in Gordon as the Saudi-owned club looks to bolster their attack after offloading Chris Wood. In a remarkable turn of events, the Toffees are now willing to consider approaches for Gordon, as per 90min.

A number of Premier League sides have lodged enquiries about the 21 year old in January. Everton have practically wrapped up a deal for Arnaut Danjuma and they are just one step away from announcing his arrival at Goodison Park. The Merseysiders need to reinforce their attack as they try to come out of the relegation pit.

Eddie Howe’s Newcastle are eyeing an attacking option to supplement in the attack and are considering Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech alongside Gordon. However, the Magpies are not the only club interested in Gordon. Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa have also shown interest in the EFC man.

With Everton’s transfer stance changing, a deal could possibly take place by the end of the January transfer window. Gordon is valued at £35 million by Transfermarkt and the Toffees will be expecting a fee in that region to part ways with their prized asset.

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