By Azeem Siddiqui

22nd Sep, 2022 | 10:10pm

Everton contract talks with Anthony Gordon ‘progressing well’

Discussion between Everton and Anthony Gordon is “progressing well” for contract renewal, according to iNews.

The England under-21 international is highly-rated in the football community and was attracting interest from the likes of Chelsea in the recently concluded summer transfer window [Sky Sports].

Now, the Toffees are looking to tie him down to a new long-term deal which better represents his status as a key member of the first team.

As per the latest report, both parties remain “keen” on concluding the deal which is likely to result in a “substantial pay increase”.

He already has a contract that runs until 2025, but the club want to reward him for his performances and his response to transfer approaches in the summer.

Important

Everton came into the transfer window hoping to improve what they did in the last season where they narrowly managed to escape relegation.

The Toffees were well-aware that they might end up losing a star player and that’s what happened when Richarlison left and joined Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the summer.

It is pivotal then that the Merseyside club must not lose any more star players and they managed to avoid that when they kept Gordon despite serious interest from league rivals Chelsea.

It was largely down to the effort of Frank Lampard who was adamant that the 21-year-old was too special to be allowed to leave for a nominal fee.

After keeping the player, it was also important to reward the youngsterm, and by agreeing on a bumper contract that’s exactly what Everton would be doing.

For a club like Everton to progress, it is important to keep their star players who have the potential to contribute for a good part of the next decade.