Tottenham Hotspur remain interested in Anthony Gordon…
Only last week, Sky Sports reporter Lyall Thomas suggested that the Toffees had “indicated they did not want to sell him” this transfer window.
Now the north London outfit face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle United, who have now launched their own offensive over a potential £35m deal, as per the Telegraph’s Mike McGrath.
If Everton now change their stance on the English talent, then it could open the door for Spurs to reignite their interest and ultimately, it’s something they should do.
And in doing so, it could force another winger to lose his place in Antonio Conte’s pecking order.
Steven Bergwijn is on the verge of completing a move to Ajax, so that leaves Lucas Moura on the periphery behind the likes of Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski and now potentially Gordon.
Described as a “nightmare” to train against by teammate Eric Dier, the Brazilian wide man has struggled to make his mark at the club, witnessing his form dip ever since that euphoric night in Amsterdam.
He has managed only 19 goals from 137 appearances in the English top-flight and has averaged a goal contribution once every three matches in a Spurs shirt, as per Transfermarkt.
Last season, though, this regressed to one in every four games as he was limited to just two goals and six assists across 34 matches.
Gordon, meanwhile, is a far younger prospect and is still very much in the early days of his playing career at just 21 years of age.
“He would be the perfect fit for Spurs,” recently claimed former shot-stopper Paul Robinson to Football Insider. “He is the type of player that Daniel loves signing for Tottenham. A young, talented English player.”
So, with Spurs said to be “very keen” on signing Gordon, as per Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge, it would make sense for sporting director Fabio Paratici and co to launch another attempt to seal his signature before the September 1st deadline.
In doing so, Conte could finally replace one of Spurs’ average long-standing with a long-term upgrade.