Tottenham are pondering a January move for Anthony Gordon as Antonio Conte looks for a creative player in the next window.
According to The Sun, Tottenham are considering a January approach for Anthony Gordon. The English whizkid, valued at £60 million, came close to leaving Everton in the summer. He could get another opportunity in the next window, with Antonio Conte keen on landing him.
Tottenham have struggled to produce controlled moments in games and lack creativity in the final third. While Spurs are in a good position on the table, Antonio Conte wants to bring in a player who could resolve those issues.
The big reason for their lack of creativity could be the prolonged absence of Dejan Kulusevski through injury. Additionally, former Everton attacker Richarlison is yet to start firing at any level. While Tottenham could wait on those players to return and get back on track, Conte may want a more immediate solution.
Hence, Tottenham are ponderin an approach for Anthony Gordon in the January window. The English whizkid, valued at £60 million by Everton, came close to departing the Merseysiders in the summer. The Toffees rejected multiple offers from Chelsea.
After several attempts from Chelsea and the saga dragging until deadline day, Everton blocked any possible move for Gordon. So far this season, the youngster has performed well for the Toffees, scoring three goals.
As things stand, new Chelsea manager Graham Potter is not keen on reviving interest in January. Hence, the report claims the Blues are no longer in contention for Gordon, thus paving the way for Tottenham to make a move.
Tottenham were also interested in the summer. Gordon might have preferred something other than them as the ideal destination. While Gordon was open to leaving Everton in the summer, his current stance will matter before Spurs could approach.
They could also be the only top-six team in the hunt for the English whizkid. Much will depend on Everton’s position when the January window opens. In the larger context, they might keep hold of Gordon for the foreseeable future. It will also be interesting to see if Tottenham will be open to paying £60 million to sign Gordon in January.