By Daniel Feliciano

28th Jun, 2022 | 3:25pm

Everton want to tie Anthony Gordon to new long-term contract amid transfer interest

Everton are trying to tie down winger Anthony Gordon to a new long-term contract at the club amid increased transfer speculation, according to ExWHUemployee.

Gordon was the stand-out player for the Toffees as they escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth in the 2021/22 season, and has been linked with a move to Tottenham as part of a deal to take Richarlison to north London too [Sky Sports, June 27].

However the club have squashed those rumours, claiming they have no interest in losing Gordon, and while speaking on The Transfers Podcast [June 28th], transfer specialist Ex says they’re in talks over a new contract.

“Everton apparently though don’t want to sell Gordon,” he said. “They’re trying to get him out of the deal, Richarlison I think they’re accepting he wants to leave, but Gordon is a young winger, only 21, and they don’t really want to lose him yet.

“They’re trying to get him tied down to a new contract. He’s contract until 2025 so they’ve got a bit of time anyway, but I think they want to get him tied down to a long-term contract because he’d be a big loss if they were to lose him.”

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It seems as though there is no interest from either Everton or the player to see Gordon leave the club this summer and that can only be a positive thing.

Gordon broke into the side last year and was a regular under Rafa Benitez and Frank Lampard, ultimately playing a key role in helping the side stay in the Premier League.

As such his status in the squad has been elevated and while he still has three years remaining on his contract fresh terms are not and shouldn’t be out of the question.

The quicker the club can get him to put pen to paper on a new deal the better, because it will shut down all the rumours about his future and show that he is committed to the project at Goodison Park.

Further to that though, should the unthinkable happen and the club have another horror season, they’ve protected themselves in any potential deal in the future and will guarantee themselves a big fee too.