Anthony Gordon on the radar of two Premier League giants

Anthony Gordon on the radar of two Premier League giants

Everton forward, Anthony Gordon, is once again being tipped with a move away from Goodison Park with Newcastle United and Chelsea battling out for his signature. Gordon, who came through the Everton academy, was subject to a number of bids from Chelsea in the summer but was made to stay with the Toffees with the club rejecting them all. 

The young winger hasn’t exactly set the world on fire so far this season, scoring on just three occasions and providing zero assists in 16 Premier League appearances. However, interest from Chelsea and Newcastle is still very much there with the 21-year-old seen as a player with great potential. 

It is rumoured that Everton would want around £60m for Gordon which could prove to be to be too expensive for Chelsea and Everton but a cut-price deal may be agreed upon if Everton want to bring in new faces themselves before the transfer deadline. 

The deal may prove to be too difficult to complete for Chelsea in particular due to how much they have already spent on transfers over the past twelve months. 

Their recent strategy of signing players on unusually long-term deals to help with financial fair play has come under fire and UEFA are reportedly looking to alter its own rules to prevent clubs from doing this moving forward. 

A transfer dependent on a new manager

The Everton board may well decide not to sign off on any deal for Gordon until they have appointed a new manager. Selling one of the club’s best players isn’t exactly going to entice the best available managers’ to Goodison Park. 

On the other hand, the man they hire may feel that selling Gordon to raise funds to sign other players could be the smart move to make. Gordon has had a poor season and had fallen out of favour with Frank Lampard before his sacking

Marcelo Bielsa, one of the favourites for the job, has reportedly told the Everton board that the current squad lacks the required pace to play his brand of football. If selling Gordon means that the Toffee are able to bring in a number of Bielsa-type players then they may also think it’s a deal worth making. 

One thing that they can’t afford to do under any circumstances, however, is to sell Gordon and not adequately replace him. They made that mistake in the summer when they sold Richarlison, only to sign Neil Maupay and Dwight Mcneil as replacements. 

maupay and mcneil celebrating

New players are needed at Goodison

It will be alarming for Everton fans that the biggest news coming out of the club, in relation to transfers, is about one of their best players potentially leaving instead of news about incomings. 

With Arnaut Danjuma’s proposed move to Goodison seemingly off, thanks to a late move from Spurs, the Everton board now have less than a week to bring in new faces as well as a new manager. 

If they fail to recruit well then the threat of relegation from the Premier League will be more real than ever on Merseyside and owner, Farhad Moshiri, will surely have no option but to sell the football club.

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