Recent reports have claimed that the north Londoners are potentially contemplating a move for the 21-year-old in the January transfer window, with Frank Lampard’s side said to value their prize asset at around £60m.
This follows speculation in the summer that revealed the Lilywhites were hoping to complete a double swoop for the one-time Preston North End loanee – who was also linked to Chelsea in the recent window – and ex-teammate Richarlison.
Amid the fresh reports of Spurs’ interest, journalist Paul Brown – speaking to GIVEMESPORT – has now provided his thoughts on the move, suggesting that Antonio Conte and co could well find their next Dejan Kulusesvki by bringing the Toffees’ sensation to the capital.
The respected source stated: “He’s someone who could literally come in when Kulusevski is not around or needs a break. I think he’s a very similar kind of player.
“High energy, when he’s on it, full of drive, gets you up the pitch, a bit of a spark plug for his team and he does produce. He has a decent end product when he’s in form.”
Tottenham’s sporting director Fabio Paratici no doubt worked wonders to secure the signing of the aforementioned Kulusevski back in January earlier this year, bringing in the Sweden international on an 18-month loan deal from Serie A giants Juventus.
That move almost instantly paid off as the 22-year-old helped to steer his new side into the top four, adding a further string to the club’s attacking bow alongside Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, after scoring five goals and laying on eight assists in just 18 league games in the second half of last term.
That hot streak has continued this term for the 27-cap sensation – despite a spell out with a thigh injury – with the former Atalanta prospect having recorded six goal contributions in just nine top-flight games.
As Brown alluded to, Paratici could look to replicate that astute signing with the addition of Gordon, with the “fearless” asset – as described by pundit Alan Shearer – having also sparkled so far this term, netting three times in 14 Premier League outings, after scoring four goals in what was a breakthrough campaign last time out.
While not prolific, the Liverpool-born menace offers that real dynamic threat with his ability to run in behind in the final third – much like Kulusevski – having recorded 11 total chance-creating carries so far this term, while his Spurs counterpart is just ahead having recorded 18 for the same metric.
Although the latter man may well be one step ahead at present, that comparison is a marker that Gordon is heading in the right direction towards becoming an elite talent, with his encouraging work ethic – shown by the fact that he ranks in the top 5% for tackles made among those in his position in Europe – also likely to appeal to Conte.
With Tottenham having struck gold by bringing Kulusevski to the club in the winter window earlier this year, Paratici could again make another potentially game-changing addition in the form of the Goodison Park hero when the market re-opens in the New Year.