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Everton have struggled throughout this season and have been desperate for a star to pull them out of their current situation. The likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have just six goals between them so far and the club have only 13 in the league.
As time goes on, it seems the under-pressure Marco Silva could benefit from a genuine breath of fresh air to push the Toffees on. Now, after another great performance this past week, it seems as if Anthony Gordon could be that man.
Against North Macedonia U19s for England U19s, the Toffees star scored an excellent goal as he cut inside to fire the ball home. It was a fabulous effort and one that puts further pressure on Silva to consider handing an opportunity to the young talent.
The Everton academy star has six goals in 10 games for the U23s this season and has constantly been a useful player for David Unsworth’s men.
Plus, with Everton’s goalscoring options not quite pulling their weight, the former Watford boss may not have a choice but to play him soon.
As this is the Premier League and not the U23s, a start for the 19-year-old might be one step too far right now. However, a substitute appearance could be within Gordon’s grasp after featuring on the bench against Southampton and following that up with a goal on international duty.
Up next for the Toffees is the visit of Norwich City before the hectic Christmas period where Silva is no doubt going to need all the firepower he can get to fire his side to another morale-boosting victory.
Plus, it would be a wise idea to bleed Gordon in just before Everton face off with a selection of the Premier League’s top clubs.
Now is the perfect time for him to come in.