By Daniel Feliciano

23rd Aug, 2022 | 12:40pm

Anthony Gordon agrees personal terms with Chelsea ahead of £60m Everton exit

Anthony Gordon has agreed personal terms with Chelsea ahead of a protracted £60m exit from Everton, according to journalist Fraser Fletcher.

The London club have made a bid worth £50m + £10m in bonuses for the England Under-21 international and Everton could be forced to sell due to their financial situation.

But the player has now told the club he wants to leave for Champions League football and has agreed a deal with the Blues, meaning his Toffees exit is now almost inevitable.

“Anthony Gordon has agreed terms with Chelsea,” he said. “Structure of deal being discussed between clubs.

“As reported deal could be worth upwards of £60 million. Gordon never handed in official transfer request but did state his desire to talk to Chelsea.”

Time to go

Gordon has been unbelievably good for Everton since breaking into the squad last season, and we showed great faith in him when we handed him the number ten shirt this summer.

But after seeing off interest from Tottenham and Newcastle, the lure of Chelsea’s millions and success has proved too much and the player is now likely to go.

Fans won’t begrudge him the move because it’s clearly a step up and the club will benefit greatly financially from it, with the £60m package being entirely profit since he came up through the club’s academy.

Now the board must focus on bringing in replacements before rubber stamping the deal in order to avoid being left short against Brentford at the weekend or for the remainder of the season, with the team already short in attack.

It’s a major blow, but one that was expected for a while now, and the club must get active again in the market or face another relegation battle this season after working so hard to escape last year.