According to reliable sources, Everton star Anthony Gordon has turned Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's head.
The Premier League champions have seen a real summer of change at Eastlands with big name players moving on to pastures new and blockbuster signings coming in to replace them.
Despite many loyal seasons, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Fernandinho no longer wear Sky Blue, with Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips, Stefan Ortega, Julian Alvarez, and now Sergio Gomez joining Guardiola.
City have started the 2022/2023 season very brightly with two routine victories as they seek to retain their domestic crown yet again.
Guardiola has been open about the fact that his team is unlikely to do any more business before September 1, but The Times reports that he has a special admiration for one player.
Toffees star Gordon is said to have turned the Spaniard’s head, and City manager Pep Guardiola is said to be a fan.
The marquee forward, who Everton value at around £50 million, is also said to be attracting serious interest from Chelsea, following moves by Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle earlier in the window.
A seriously talented homegrown asset, Boreham Wood boss Luke Garrard has even called Gordon ‘frightening’ after his side came up against Everton in the FA Cup last season.
As per WhoScored, the 21-year-old starlet completed his side joint-fourth most successful take-ons per 90 in the top flight last year with Gordon also attempting their fourth-highest rate of attempts at goal every game.
He was also indispensable at Goodison Park with him and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford being the only two Everton stars to play 35 league games over 2021/2022.
Indeed, Gordon could well be one to watch if Guardiola is taking a liking.