Tottenham are reportedly readying a bid for Anthony Gordon and are prepared to battle Chelsea for the Everton prospect.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham have entered the chase for Anthony Gordon and are preparing a formal bid for the 21-year-old Everton attacker. Chelsea are already in the hunt for the Toffees’ prospect, and Spurs’ reported interest could complicate matters for the Blues.
Anthony Gordon is steadily becoming a key target for top Premier League clubs. After Newcastle’s initial attempts to lure in the 21-year-old to St. James’ Park, Chelsea jumped to the front of the queue in the last few weeks.
Gordon has had an exciting 2022/23 season thus far; the 21-year-old was tasked with leading the attack since the start of the current campaign due to a lack of options. Richarlison’s sale to Tottenham and Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s latest injury has depleted Frank Lampard’s options in the final third, which has allowed the youngster to make his mark.
While Everton initially hoped to develop his talents further, Chelsea’s recent interest has made them rethink their stance. Lampard needs a new striker, and taking their current financial issues under consideration, selling Gordon could help them make new signings.
Everton have already rejected two bids from Chelsea, with the latest proposal reportedly worth £45 million. The Toffees could accept offers reaching £50 million but may want a cash bid.
Tottenham have now entered the chase for Gordon to complicate matters for Chelsea, with the north London club holding preliminary talks with Everton for the 21-year-old attacker. Antonio Conte would undoubtedly welcome the addition, considering the youngster has a bright future ahead.
While Tottenham are considering making a formal bid, signing him would improve their options in the final third, while Gordon could also play an advanced midfield role if needed. Tottenham lack such a player in their ranks, although they have a brilliant offensive unit for the current campaign.
Everton have reportedly informed Tottenham regarding their £50 million valuation and do not want any players in a part-exchange deal, something Chelsea have pondered offering for Gordon. The report also claims the 21-year-old could be keen on signing for the north Londoners.
Whether Tottenham could make the signing before the summer transfer window shuts down remains to be seen. Chelsea, however, remain firmly in contention and could make a new bid to appease Everton into selling their prized asset. In the next few days, a transfer tussle could brew between the London giants as the Toffees consider selling Gordon.