Everton value Tottenham Hotspur target Anthony Gordon at £50million, according to The Daily Mirror’s David Maddock.
Spurs have tried to ‘prise‘ Gordon away from Goodison Park this summer, but have thus far been fended off by chairman Bill Kenwright.
Their London rivals Chelsea are trying to sign him now, and the player apparently wants to leave (via Maddock).
Antonio Conte’s side have already signed one player from Everton this summer, shelling out £60million for Richarlison.
Everton believe that Gordon is worth a ‘minimum’ of £50million, Maddock writes.
The player’s representatives have made it clear that they won’t be signing the contract that the Toffees put on the table three weeks ago.
If Gordon pushes hard for a move, then Everton will find it ‘tough to stand in his way’.
For now, the player says he’s only interested in joining Chelsea.
Will Spurs be tempted to submit a £50m offer for Gordon, Everton’s Player of the Season in 2021/22?
It would be something of a gamble given that the 21-year-old has only just passed the 50-game mark in the Premier League, but the early signs are very promising.
Gordon boasts an absolutely exceptional work rate, based on his FBRef profile. He ranks in the top four percentiles among positional peers in Europe’s big five leagues for pressures, tackles and blocks per 90 minutes.
Team-mate Ben Godfrey believes ‘he has got everything’, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin feels he has ‘the world at his feet’ (via Sky Sports).
This could be a good long-term investment for Spurs, but first they would have to convince Gordon to drop his Chelsea ambitions.
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