Dean Jones: New Anthony Gordon contract at Everton would 'likely' feature worrying clause
Anthony Gordon’s new contract at Everton will likely feature a release clause, according to former Eurosport journalist Dean Jones.
Following Chelsea’s failed £60million bid for Gordon over the summer, the 21-year-old winger is now expected to sign a new deal at Goodison Park this season.
However, while that initially sounds like good news for the Toffees, Jones believes a clause will be inserted into the contract that names the exact price Gordon can leave for.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones said: “The contract would include clauses so that if a bigger team does come in for him with an acceptable offer, he is not stuck at Everton and will still be able to leave.”
Setting a price
It now seems inevitable that Gordon’s new contract will include a release clause, but the exact figure will be decided by Everton.
The summer transfer window showed that the Toffees clearly value Gordon higher than Chelsea’s £60million valuation, so fans can at least expect the clause to demand a higher fee than that original offer.
However, it’s still a worrying sign for Everton fans, especially after the emotional rollercoaster of the transfer saga in the summer. But even after the deal collapsed, it seems Gordon is keeping half an eye on any incoming bids this season.
Everton’s new proposal would reportedly see Gordon earn £60,000 a week, but it’s still unclear whether he and his team have agreed to the terms put forward.
Frankly, it’s still great news if Gordon signs. Either he leaves for a hefty fee that matches the club’s valuation, or he’s tied down at the club for the long-term future.