Tottenham Hotspur may have a trick up their sleeve in the pursuit of Everton winger Anthony Gordon, according to reputable journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The lowdown: Spurs still in the mix
Spurs have been heavily linked with a move for Gordon, albeit the north Londoners face serious competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea.
The 21-year-old England youth international is thought to have told Everton he favours a move to Stamford Bridge, but reliable journalist Alasdair Gold recently confirmed the Lilywhites still hold a ‘firm interest‘.
Now, one well-informed onlooker has had his say on the speculation and has hinted that Spurs could well hold the upper hand in the transfer tug of war…
The latest: ‘Always helps…’
Speaking to The Transfer Tavern, O’Rourke has claimed that the preexisting relationship between Everton and Tottenham that saw Richarlison arrive at Hotspur Way could be the ace in the hole for the Lilywhites.
“Yeah, it always helps if two clubs have done a deal already between themselves this summer.
“There’s obviously open dialogue between the two clubs so you would imagine that would help if there was a deal to be pursued for Anthony Gordon for Tottenham.”
The verdict: Double deal?
Seemingly edging closer to a deal for Atalanta attacking midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, it appears as though Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte are desperate to further bolster the forward-thinking options at N17, and snapping up both players could fix their attacking depth both in the short and long term.
Last season, Gordon enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Everton, scoring four times and providing three assists in 40 appearances across all competitions and was the constant thorn in the opponents’ side in what was an underperforming side for the most part.
Capable of operating on either wing and in central areas, the £18million valued Scouser has remarkable numbers when it comes to pressing and off-the-ball work, implying he could be a perfect fit for Conte.
Hailed as a ‘massive player’ recently by Frank Lampard, landing a future star in Gordon alongside an experienced head for the here and now in Malinovskyi would be an excellent way to put the cherry on the cake of this remarkable Tottenham window.
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