By Sam Stone

30th Jun, 2022 | 9:10am

Dean Jones: Anthony Gordon leaving Everton would cause an uproar

Journalist Dean Jones believes Anthony Gordon departing Everton would cause “uproar” amongst the Goodison Park faithful after the youngster was linked with Tottenham.

Sky Sports reported on Tuesday 28 June that Spurs were lining up a double deal for Richarlison and Gordon.

However, the former Bleacher Report journalist believes a Goodison Park exit is unlikely for the 21-year-old this summer.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT [29 June]: “Everton have had so many problems over the last couple of seasons, especially with the relationship between the club and the fanbase.

“So, if they were to get rid of Anthony Gordon there would be uproar, so I don’t believe they will sell Gordon unless they get absolutely ridiculous money for him.”

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If Gordon was to depart Goodison Park it would be a damning indictment of the Toffees’ current state.

Gordon has made no public admission to wanting to leave the Toffees so any exit would be the club cashing in on one of their top talents.

What hope does that give Everton’s youth products that want to be given a continued chance in the first team?

Furthermore, it sends an awful message to Evertonians in general.

Gordon’s value could well double if he enjoys another successful season for the Toffees after breaking through in the 2021/22 campaign.

Frank Lampard clearly needs to raise funds in the transfer window to reshape his Everton squad, however, selling Gordon isn’t the answer.

Richarlison is the likely candidate to depart the club and a move away for the Brazilian makes sense with the 25-year-old wanting Champions League football and to put himself well in contention for the Brazil World Cup squad.