Anthony Gordon advisors have told Chelsea and Tottenham that new Everton deal is not close
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea might make a move for Everton star winger Anthony Gordon in the January transfer window, according to journalist Paul Brown.
The 21-year-old is one of the hottest young properties in English football and has been attracting interest from a number of top clubs in the country.
Ex-Daily Star reporter Brown, while talking to Givemesport, suggested that the London-based clubs will be back after the Toffees winger in the winter window because his representatives will have let it be known his new contract at Goodison is not imminent.
“I think it’s up to Everton to change his mind,” he said. “Otherwise, they’re going to be in the same situation they were with him come January.
“It may be that the interest from those two clubs has waned a bit by then. We’ll see. But, if he has a brilliant few months, you can guarantee that Spurs, Chelsea and possibly other teams will be sniffing around.
“Because they know from his advisors that Gordon is not about to sign a new long-term deal tomorrow with Everton.”
Everton entered the season knowing that they would lose at least one of their star players, which they eventually did when Richarlison left the club and joined Spurs.
Once that happened, it was clear how hard it was to find a replacement for the Brazil international and the Toffees only managed to sign Neal Maupay in the final days of the window from Brighton.
Therefore, knowing the importance of Gordon, it is imperative that the Toffees keep the player at least until the summer transfer window of 2023 because they will have an extremely hard time finding his replacement in January where the clubs are reluctant to let their star players leave.
Gordon has been an Everton academy product and was promoted to the senior team in January 2020.
Since then, he has represented his current club in 67 matches across all competitions where he has managed to score six times and provided eight assists in the process [Transfermarkt].