Everton will keep Anthony Gordon in their ranks despite significant interest from Chelsea. Everton have listened to Frank Lampard this season and have informed clubs that he will not be sold this summer. Chelsea were chasing Gordon for the past month. Tottenham was also interested in signing the young Everton prodigy.
According to David Ornstein and The Evening Standard, Chelsea have been priced out of a move for the player by Everton. The beginning bid for the player was £40m and in the end, it rose to almost £60 million. However, the two sides have failed to agree on a fee in between the range of figures. Moreover, Chelsea have no interest in paying more than £40m for the player. Moreover, the arrival of Wesley Fofana on a £69.5m deal is bound to put the balance sheet in a bit of jeopardy for Chelsea.
Everton manager highlights Gordon’s importance
Gordon opened the scoring for Everton on their Tuesday fixture against Leeds United. However, his goal was nullified by Sinisterra’s brilliant strike. Following this brilliant performance from the player Everton manager Frank Lampard spoke up about Gordon’s importance for the club this season. Lampard said:
“No, he’s too important a player for Everton and I think he showed his worth in the last two games. And with two days now to go [until the transfer window closes], what good would it do us to do anything with Anthony? On a bigger picture than that, he is our player who we’ve developed and there’s an affiliation with him and the fans and vice versa. Clearly, the interest has been there because he’s a top player. And that’s why we’re so keen to keep him.”
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