Chelsea's £44m offer for Anthony Gordon was rejected by Everton, but with so many other options in that position, they still want to sign him
Many clubs are interested in Everton’s Anthony Gordon, not just Chelsea. He is only 21 years old and full of potential, but his age and lack of playing experience cast doubt on the £50 million fee offered by The Toffees. Chelsea, on the other hand, believes he is currently worth the investment.
He excelled in the youth teams last season. Antonio Conte at Tottenham, Eddie Howe at Newcastle, and Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea were all impressed by his speed and explosiveness. When Dejan Kulusevski arrived at Tottenham in January, he was the same age as Gordon. After six months with Conte, his worth has quadrupled. Conte clearly sees Go as having the same potential.
When Thomas Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge, Mason Mount was the same age as Gordon. Mount has been a fixture in Tuchel’s starting XI since then. Everton manager Frank Lampard, who quickly grew fond of Gordon, started him against Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold in last season’s Anfield derby.
Gordon, who was agile, fearless, and a fighter, was a key player in Everton’s sprint drills. He played a key role in Everton’s relegation battle last season, and his average distance to keep the ball this season is 16.5 meters, one of the highest statistics in the Premier League.
Gordon had just four goals and two assists last season against this backdrop. Not the figure of a player worth 50 million pounds. Remember that in football, price does not always imply quality. Harry Maguire is worth more than £75 million to both Manchester clubs. Maguire has never been so appreciated, and he has also demonstrated that he does not deserve this number since joining MU.
Jack Grealish has become a £100 million player, but he failed to live up to that price tag last season, despite playing a role in City’s title win and Champions League semi-final. This is especially true when discussing Nicolas Pepe’s £ 72 million contract at Arsenal. Despite falling short of expectations, the £71m Chelsea’s Kai Havertz scored the game-winning goal in the Champions League final, but his teammate, £72 million Kepa Arrizabalaga, also performed admirably. yet another letdown
Gordon, on the other hand, appears odd. He is young enough and has enough potential to be molded, and £ 50 million can be a bargain for the future in the hands of a head coach who knows how to use people.