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Tottenham Hotspur: Sky Sports man shares Anthony Gordon interest at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur director of football Fabio Paratici still loves the Everton winger Anthony Gordon after failing to sign him over the summer.

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Sky Sports News editor Lyall Thomas has been speaking on the Last Word on Spurs YouTube channel and has suggested the north London club still hold a firm interest in the youngster from Merseyside.

Spurs showed their interest over the summer transfer window but were unable to land the winger with a £60m valuation put on the 21-year-old, who has been hailed as “fearless“, amid interest from Spurs’ rivals Chelsea.

But there has been some suggestions that Spurs would consider a move for the Evertonian in the coming weeks as they look to bolster their attacking options in this month’s transfer window.

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And amid the speculation, Thomas has spoken of Paratici’s admiration for the player with the reports claiming the Lilywhites have already made early enquiries over a move this month:

“The obvious one that I reported on at the time [summer] was Anthony Gordon. The one they were trying to do at the same time as they were doing Richarlison.

“Now, Anthony Gordon is still the player at Spurs really, really like a lot. I mean, I hear Paratici really, really loves him. He’s one of his favourite players in the Premier League that they don’t have.”

Back Conte

Interestingly, the English attacker already follows Oliver Skipp, Son Heung-min, Djed Spence and Richarlison on Instagram, with the latter being his former teammate at Everton.

Spurs have had some issues with their forwards this season with Hary Kane carrying Antonio Conte’s side in terms of goals as a result of various factors.

The main one being the dramatic decline in form from Son Heung-min who secured the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season yet finds himself with just three goals this season.

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Injuries have not helped the Lilywhites either with the attacking duo of Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison both suffering from respective injuries which have seen them sidelined for large portions of the 2022/23 campaign.

So with that in mind, potentially providing Conte with another forward option in January would seem like a huge positive at Spurs.

However, there have to be serious questions asked as to whether Spurs would go anywhere near the £60m valuation of the 21-year-old who, at the moment, is s young prospect and not a proven goalscorer.

Since signing from Juventus less than a year ago, Kulusevski has been able to provide Spurs with a return of 19 goals and assists across just 33 games in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).

In comparison, albeit playing for a weaker side, Gordon has provided 15 goals and assists for Everton but has done so in double the games played by Kulusevski for Spurs (via Transfermarkt).

And when you consider Kulusevski is just a matter of months older than Gordon and is available to be purchased at the end of the campaign for around half the valuation of the Englishman, it’s difficult to imagine Spurs splashing out on the Everton man.