Everton have had a lot of speculation surrounding Anthony Gordon’s future with Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur interested in signing the player this summer, and now a new behind-the-scenes update has emerged from a reliable source.
What’s the latest?
According to Everton writer for The Athletic Greg O’Keeffe, the Toffees will now likely offer Gordon a new contract to deter the young player away from leaving the club this summer.
“Tottenham were serious bidders, Newcastle have been interested but Everton are clear – Anthony Gordon is going nowhere.
“Most likely outcome is a new contract.”
Supporters will be buzzing
There is no doubt that Everton supporters will be buzzing that there is now potentially going to be a new deal tabled for Gordon to secure his future at Goodison Park. It will be widely welcomed as the boyhood Evertonian is proving that he has the potential to become their next greatest breakthrough.
Gordon earned his senior debut under the wing of former manager Carlo Ancelotti back in January 2020, and since then the player has gone from strength to strength becoming a key figure and regular starter in the Merseyside team.
In the Premier League last season the 21-year-old scored four goals, delivered two assists and created 35 chances, making 22 interceptions, three blocks and 54 tackles over his 35 appearances, proving that he is a consistent and creative player on the right wing for the Toffees.
The £18m-rated ace has been the recipient of high praise since his breakthrough into the side as a regular starter, with current manager Frank Lampard one of his biggest fans hailing Gordon “outstanding” last season:
“Anthony was a standout for me… but you never know until you get here. When you’re an Everton lad as he is and the fans see that in him, that’s a huge start but he has the talent as well. He’s playing outstanding football & long may that continue”
Should Everton offer Gordon a new contract?
With that being said, Lampard clearly sees Gordon as an important part of his plans for the team when they return to action in the Premier League next month, and delivering on a new contract will surely keep the young talent focused on his future at Goodison Park.