The Lowdown: Spurs’ previous interest in Gordon
The Lilywhites were linked with a move for the winger during the previous summer transfer window but didn’t end up signing him.
Earlier this month, Alasdair Gold revealed that the north London club are still keeping tabs on the Toffees star. Now though, it appears that Antonio Conte’s side have been backed to finally secure a deal for Gordon.
The Latest: Spurs backed to land Gordon
Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor had this to say on the situation surrounding Gordon and a potential move away from Goodison Park. He said:
“If Spurs are interested in Anthony Gordon I would definitely sell him. I feel like he hasn’t done anything really since he got linked with a move to Chelsea.
“Lampard’s been playing him from the bench in the last few games. That’s strange with the quality that he’s got.
“He’s not been putting in the performances. Did the big-money transfer links get to his head? There are questions to be asked there.
“He needs to sort himself out because clubs might be interested but they might not if they see your performances can drop so easily. I think if Everton can get a decent amount, they would sell him.”
The Verdict: Spurs should be cautious
Across the 14 league games he’s played in for Frank Lampard’s side this season, Gordon has found the net three times but has yet to provide an assist.
Having completed 179 of the 249 passes he’s attempted, this has left the Englishman, who Chelsea were reportedly willing to pay £60m to sign in the summer, with one of the lowest passing accuracy percentages (71.9%) at Everton.
In a similar fashion, Gordon has one of the lowest percentages (22.2%) for dribbles completed at Everton having successfully pulled off just eight of the 36 dribbles he’s attempted.
Taking all of this into account, we feel that Spurs should think carefully over whether they choose to launch a move to sign the Everton attacker, especially if it would take a significant amount of money to do so.