Frank Lampard has confirmed that Everton are holding discussions with Anthony Gordon over his future after Chelsea failed to buy him in the summer, writes the TeamTalk.
Everton’s academy graduate became a big target for Chelsea during the summer transfer window. However, Gordon remains in Lampard’s squad to this day after Chelsea failed to meet the asking price for his signature.
But the 21-year-old could be attracting further interest from other clubs if he keeps developing well in the Premier League. Therefore, Everton will be keen to take steps to secure his long-term future.
Currently, Gordon’s contract is due to expire in 2025. Although that doesn’t mean they need to be in a particular hurry, extending his contract would send a clear message to his suitors.
Now, manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that Everton are talking with Gordon and his representatives. Although, he hasn’t given much away about what they have in mind.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Lampard told reporters: “The club are speaking with Anthony and Anthony’s people to see if we can get the right solution.”
So far this season, Gordon has started all six of Everton’s Premier League matches, scoring two goals.
One teammate who has been less prominent is James Garner. The midfielder is yet to make his debut for Everton after his summer transfer from Manchester United.
However, Lampard has lent his support to the 21-year-old, who has been catching the eye in training.
Lampard said: “He is looking good. He has trained really well. I’m a big fan of him as a player.”