Tottenham’s chase for Anthony Gordon is unlikely to be fruitful because Everton have seen the player’s value skyrocket, according to journalist Paul Brown, writes the Goodison News.
The Toffees forward was linked with a mega-money exit away during the summer as both Spurs and Chelsea registered their interest, but ultimately Everton were able to keep him at Goodison Park.
His form has struggled this season though, with Gordon picking up more yellow cards than goals and assists combined, but Brown told GiveMeSport (4 December) that Spurs’ interest has never gone away although they’re unlikely to pay anything near to what Everton would want.
“Tottenham’s interest in Anthony Gordon has never gone away,” he said.
“Conte, in particular, really likes this guy – sees something special in him. The issue for them was that they did not value Gordon any more than about 30 million in the summer.
“His value then skyrocketed when Chelsea came in and let it be known quite publicly that they would be willing to pay a whole lot more than that. I cannot see Spurs matching the sort of value that Chelsea have put on him.”
Gordon looked like the great hope at Everton during the summer and keeping him at the club was seen as imperative to the chances of the team succeeding this year.
But realistically Gordon isn’t as good as many believed him to be, and his head was clearly turned by a potential transfer away in the summer because his performances have been awful.
With more bookings than anything else this season, he’s lost his place as a guaranteed starter under Frank Lampard and many fans would now be happy to see the back of him if another club came in with a big bid.
We’ll surely never get to the heights of a £60m bid ever again after his performances now, but even a bid of around £30-40m should be looked at because of the calibre of player that can be signed for that fee to replace him.
Everton would surely rather have Gordon back at the level he was showing the potential of reaching last season, but if an offer comes in then it surely must be considered properly.