By Sean Fisher

2nd Dec, 2022 | 9:40am

Seven-year Chelsea contract on the cards for Anthony Gordon if he quits Everton

CBS journalist Ben Jacobs claims Anthony Gordon has had his head turned by Everton exit rumours, with a seven-year contract potentially on the cards at Chelsea.

Gordon was absolutely crucial in Everton’s Premier League survival last year, with Frank Lampard relying on the 21-year-old winger to inject some positivity and direct running into an otherwise flat team.

The Toffees narrowly survived the drop, but Gordon’s standout performances attracted interest from Chelsea and Tottenham, with the former ready to pay up to £60million for his services according to Sky Sports.

But interest from the Blues has seemed to upset Gordon’s form, with the Everton winger suffering a huge drop in performances after a great start to the season.

But Jacobs has told GiveMeSport that Chelsea remain keen, with Gordon suiting their perfect player profile.

“Gordon fits into a mold that Chelsea are looking for, which is a long-term talent that can sign a five to seven-year deal and in gaining that longevity reward back the club with loyalty,” said Jacobs.

“But the challenge is that when Chelsea first came for Gordon, his head was turned.

“But since then, he’s seen a managerial change, he’s seen a new recruitment think tank being built and at the same time, Armando Broja has already committed his long-term future to the football club.”

Take the money

If Chelsea really are keen on signing Gordon for £60million, then Frank Lampard will be seriously tempted to take the deal.

Gordon has shown this season that he can suffer huge drops in form, with the transfer rumours seemingly getting to him.

The Gordon of last season – that troubled defenders with direct running and energy – has disappeared since the transfer rumours, leading to Lampard dropping him in the last few weeks of the Premier League.

There have been no signs that he’s going to return to form anytime soon, and Everton may just want to cash in on their star winger now before his asking price inevitably tumbles.

If Gordon’s head has actually been turned by the rumours then he’ll want to quit Goodison soon regardless, so the best option is to take the highest offer Everton are likely to see. A Chelsea v Tottenham bidding war could be ideal, and the money could quite easily be reinvested into another promising young winger across Europe.