Everton have reportedly turned down Chelsea’s £40m offer for striker Anthony Gordon.
Last season was bittersweet for Anthony Gordon as he made a breakthrough with Everton, although the Toffees spent much of it battling relegation.
The 21-year-old made 35 Premier League appearances and scored four goals, including the only goal in a crucial win over Manchester United in April.
Despite a disappointing year for Everton, Gordon impressed massively, starting in both opening games, while also being linked with a number of different clubs.
While Gordon is still on Newcastle United’s radar, Chelsea are the latest side to show keen interest in Liverpool.
The Blues had reportedly turned down a £40m bid for Gordon from the Merseyside club yesterday and are preparing a second bid.
Here’s everything we know about Gordon and his proposed Chelsea move:
Who is Anthony Gordon?
Born in Merseyside, Anthony Gordon joined Everton’s academy from Liverpool aged 11.
The young forward made his first-team debut in a Europa League game against Apollon Limassol in 2017 but didn’t make his Premier League debut until January 2020.
After eleven appearances for the Toffees in his debut season in the top flight, Gordon was loaned to Preston North End.
Despite not scoring during his time with the Lilywhites, Gordon quickly got an opportunity to fight for a place in the first-team starting line-up, scoring his first and second goals for the club in their 3–2 loss to Brighton in January.
What is Everton’s asking price?
Despite losing to Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer, Everton Richarlison is ready to sell Anthony Gordon after apparently announcing his asking price.
The Toffees see £40m as too low to lure the forward away from Goodison Park and they will reportedly ask around £50m for his services.
Chelsea are expected to make a second bid for the England youth international, although it’s unclear if they’ll be ready to match the required number.
If they did make their offer it would still be surprising to see Frank Lampard’s side part ways with their star boy as they would only have Salomon Rondon and an injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin to fill the role.
transfer market value
Everton’s asking price of £50m for Gordon certainly seems very high considering he only pushed his way into the starting line-up last season.
According to Transfermarkt, the 21-year-old’s valuation is much lower at £18million – despite having three years left on his contract.
However, his value has skyrocketed as he was previously worth £7.2million just eight months ago.
Anthony Gordon signed a new long-term deal with Everton in September 2020 and is thought to be only making around £10,000 a week at Goodison Park.
However, the Daily Mail claimed the Merseyside club were preparing to offer him a new deal last month, although it’s unclear if they would have better terms on what Chelsea could offer him.
FIFA 22 Rating
Anthony Gordon currently has an overall rating of 72 on FIFA 22 but has a potential of 83.
The youngster’s potential is the third highest in the Everton team, behind Calvert-Lewin (85) and Ben Godfrey (85).
However, Gordon’s Ultimate Team card is only 67 with 79 Pace, 70 Dribbling, 61 Shooting, 31 Defending, 60 Passing and 55 Physical.