By Sam Stone

29th Jun, 2022 | 6:10pm

Simon Jordan: Everton letting Anthony Gordon would send wrong message to fans

Simon Jordan believes Everton letting Anthony Gordon leave Goodison Park would send the wrong message to the Goodison Park faithful.

Football London reported on Tuesday 28 June that Tottenham are eyeing a move for the 21-year-old Everton attacker.

Jordan believes that if the Toffees sanctioned a move for the youngster then it would send the wrong message to Everton’s fans after the forward enjoyed a breakthrough season.

Talking on talkSPORT‘s White & Jordan Show on Wednesday 29 June, Jordan said: “If Anthony Gordon was to go it’s because Everton want to sell him not because someone is forcing the situation saying I want to leave.

“Gordon being sold by Everton would be everything that is wrong because Gordon wouldn’t be like Richarlison pushing for a move away.”

He added: “It would be Everton saying you have to go and that would be the wrong message to fans because what’s the point in an academy then.”

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He can’t depart

If Gordon is sold this summer then Evertonians can begin to get seriously concerned about the ongoings behind the scenes at Goodison Park.

Gordon isn’t pushing for a move away from the Toffees and is a long way off reaching his full potential.

If he had another successful season for Everton in the 2022/23 campaign then there is every chance that his value would double heading into the summer of 2023.

This is where Everton need to be more streetwise in their transfer dealings.

Selling Richarlison makes sense with the Brazilian pushing for a move away and his contract nearing its conclusion.

Frank Lampard evidently needs to raise funds to restructure his squad heading into the new season but he must refrain from cashing in on Gordon.

Furthermore, it sends the wrong message to younger players who are coming through the ranks at Goodison Park.

Younger players need an incentive to succeed and being sold straight away is not the answer.