The Lowdown: Spurs eyeing Gordon…
As first reported by Sky Sports, the north Londoners hold a serious interest in the 21-year-old and were thought to be eyeing a package deal for both him and Richarlison at one stage.
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While Spurs ended up confirming the latter’s capture separately, Gordon was also in the frame as a target for Conte, with reliable journalist Alasdair Gold even claiming recently that the Toffees youngster would be ‘keen’ on a move to N17.
According to reports, it now appears that Tottenham’s sporting director Fabio Paratici hasn’t given up on signing the exciting winger.
The Latest: Spurs readying special offer…
Indeed, The Daily Mirror’s print edition (03/07, p74, via The Boot Room), has shared a very interesting development involving Tottenham, Gordon and ex-Spurs star Dele Alli.
They claimed that Paratici and co are looking to offer a £20m package to sign Gordon but are also willing to chalk off the £10m payment owed by Everton for Alli’s services.
The total deal would amass to around £30m including the Alli factor, but in terms of straight cash, Spurs would pay just £20m out of their summer kitty.
The Verdict: Ambitious?
While it remains to be seen whether Frank Lampard’s side would entertain a bid of this nature, there is little denying that Gordon would be a real coup for Tottenham if they do.
The England under-21 international finished last season as one of Everton’s bright sparks and attracted plenty of praise, with National League manager Luke Garrard of Boreham Wood even calling him a ‘frightening’ prospect after coming up against the youngster in the FA Cup earlier this year.
Indeed, if Paratici somehow manages to pull off the move, it could be a stroke of genius from the Italian transfer chief.
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