By Daniel Feliciano

14th Aug, 2022 | 8:03pm

Chelsea make £40m bid for Everton ace Anthony Gordon, Jamie Carragher shares immediate reaction

Jamie Carragher has urged Everton not to sell Anthony Gordon live on Sky Sports, after Chelsea made a £40m bid on Sunday evening.

The Blues made a bid for the Toffees forward and the news was broken live on Sky’s Super Sunday broadcast following their 2-2 draw with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

When asked for a reaction to the new, Carragher immediately stated that Everton shouldn’t accept the offer as Gordon is their “great hope” and said the offer would need to be “much higher” for the club to sanction his exit.

“It’s a lot of money for a young player, just coming onto the scene,” Carragher said. “But I don’t see how Everton can accept that.

“The position they find themselves in right now, lacking attacking players, he’s the one big hope for the club. They’ve lost their first two games, they know it’s going to be difficult season. They need an attacking player coming in, so there’s no way they can let him go.

“He’s the local lad, he’s the one they’re hanging their hats on as supporters really. So, I mean it would have to be a lot higher than that for Everton to sanction that.”

Indispensable

He can’t go. No matter the bid, no matter the reason or the negotiation, he simply cannot leave this summer. They’ve already rejected big bids, and that needs to continue.

Everton need attackers to come in during this transfer window after the sale of Richarlison to Tottenham and Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s persistent injury problems, leaving Gordon as the main man.

Despite his age he is the man given the responsibility of sticking around and helping to guide this side away from another relegation battle.

If Everton are to sanction a sale, they leave themselves a tiny window to find a replacement having still not found someone to replace Richarlison and after losing their first two games of the season they will be in real danger of relegation.

The club need to give Gordon a brand new contract that shows his importance to the side and the club, and hope that the player is willing to hang around and not push for an exit to a Champions League club offering big bucks.