Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a fresh move to sign Everton whizkid Anthony Gordon this summer.
According to the print edition of the Mirror (h/t The Boot Room), Tottenham Hotspur have come up with a plan to sign Anthony Gordon this summer. The Everton youngster has emerged as one of the top targets for the club, as coach Antonio Conte looks to continue his side’s spending spree in the market ahead of the new season.
Tottenham were dealt with disappointment in their pursuit of Gordon earlier, with Everton having no interest in selling their whizkid. But this time around, the Lilywhites are prepared to woo the Toffees with an offer worth up to £30 million.
Reports suggest Everton are prepared to offload the 21-year-old youngster for a fee of around £25 million. But Tottenham have figured out a plan of offering around £20 million in cash while writing off the £10 million payment due for the sale of Dele Alli, thus taking the overall figure of the offer to around £30 million.
Tottenham are hopeful such a deal will be enough to convince Everton. However, coach Frank Lampard is not too keen on offloading Anthony Gordon, especially at a time when the club have lost Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur. But he is aware of the club’s economic woes and the immediate need for financial injection.
With that in mind, it won’t be surprising to see the Toffees succumbing under the pressure and sanctioning the sale of Gordon. The 21-year-old is part of the emerging pool of talents coming out of the Everton academy, with the youngster already making quite an impression with his trickery and dynamism in the final third.
Tottenham’s interest in the Liverpool-native could stem from the impending departure of Steven Bergwijn. The Dutchman has struggled in the Premier League and is on his way out of north London in the summer. Ajax are reportedly on the verge of sealing his services, thus paving the way for someone like Gordon to join the team.
The Everton youngster could follow his former teammate Richarlison to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as they look to partner up with the likes of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane next season, in an attempt to make Antonio Conte’s side one of the hot contenders for the Premier League title next season.