Everton have sent a powerful message the best way of Tottenham and Newcastle by handing Anthony Gordon the club’s number 10 shirt. The England Under-21 star has attracted interest from the Premier League pair this summer, nevertheless the Toffees’ latest statement of intent suggests the in-demand winger is prone to stay at Goodison Park this summer.
In an otherwise torrid season for the Toffees last term, the 21-year-old netted 4 goals and registered an extra three assists across a mightily impressive 40 appearances in all competitions. The Merseyside-born winger was one in all few vibrant sparks on the club and, unsurprisingly, his nice individual displays saw him amass plenty of Premier League admirers.
Each Tottenham and Newcastle are considered amongst those, resulting in growing concerns from the Everton faithful that their highly-rated homegrown talent might be poached this summer. Spurs particularly were understood to be eyeing a double raid of Goodison Park having moved to snap up Richarlison in a £60million deal.
At one point it appeared as if Gordon could follow the Brazilian right down to north London with football.london claiming the young attacker was keen on playing Champions League football under Antonio Conte next season. Nonetheless, despite a desire to check himself in Europe, Gordon is believed to have been unwilling to force through a move from his hometown club.
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Sky Sports recently reported that Tottenham have cooled their interest in Gordon following the signing of Richarlison, though he is anticipated to stay a player of interest to them going forward. Spurs were indeed understood to have tabled a blockbuster combined bid to sign the attacker and Richarlison as a part of the identical deal.
Nonetheless, Everton were quick to rebuff the approach, before agreeing to sell Richarlison for a mega-money fee. Newcastle are also thought to have made contact with the Toffees over Gordon in recent days, but when the winger’s latest shirt number is anything to go by, he won’t be heading anywhere this summer.