By Saikat Mandal

22nd Nov, 2022 | 9:10am

Armando Broja in exchange deal for Anthony Gordon would transform Everton

Everton could face a similar situation as it was in the summer, with Chelsea and Tottenham reportedly vying for the signature of Anthony Gordon in January.

In the summer transfer window, the Blues were heavily linked with a move for Gordon but the Toffees made it very clear that he will be sold only at the right price.

According to a report from Football London, the two London clubs are set to reignite their interest in the 21-year-old attacker in the January window.

Gordon was valued at around £50m, while Chelsea value him at £40m. While a move in January seems unlikely, Football London suggests that “nothing can be taken off the table”.

Gordon has managed three goals this season for the Toffees in the Premier League. After a fantastic start, his form has dipped a bit, coinciding with Everton’s poor run of results.

He is a fabulous talent and one of the club’s bankable assets as well. If Chelsea do come up with an offer, the Toffees must demand Armando Broja in return.

TalkSPORT reported on 24 August that the Toffees wanted Chelsea to include Broja or Conor Gallagher on loan as part of the deal for Gordon.

This time they must persist in getting Broja. The 22-year-old striker has managed one goal in just two league starts this season at Stamford Bridge and he should be lured with the offer of regular football.

Everton badly need a striker in the January window. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is once again going through an injury-plagued season, and it is becoming frustrating for everyone.

The Toffees need strikers who can score and bring points to the table. Neal Maupay was signed in the summer from Brighton but he has failed to make an impact.

Broja is a natural finisher, and the club must try to bring him in January. It would be sad to see Gordon go, but fans have to be realistic with the funds available for the manager.

He may have to sell some of his players to fund moves for new arrivals. If such a situation arises, Broja’s move in part exchange deal for Gordon would make sense.

Broja could make a huge impact at Everton if he is given proper backing and regular games. If he can recapture the form at Southampton, the Toffees can expect to finish within the top half of the table. He could one of those players whose signing could transform the club.