Everton 'fans would be in uproar' over £26m star's exit at Goodison Park

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Everton selling youngster Anthony Gordon could lead to “uproar” from the Goodison Park faithful, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The £26m-rated forward was a rare bright spot in an otherwise miserable campaign in 2021-2022, but he’s now being linked with a surprise move to Tottenham.

What’s the latest news involving Gordon?

According to Sky Sports, Antonio Conte’s side are interested in a double swoop for Gordon and Richarlison, as the Italian boss continues his revamp in north London.

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The report states that Everton are expecting a bid but have ‘zero interest’ in entertaining offers for the key duo, who both played an important part in the Toffees retaining their top-flight status last month.

Gordon made his debut for his boyhood club more than five years ago as a 16-year-old, but only established himself as a regular last season, starting almost every league game under Frank Lampard.

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With disputes over managerial appointments and other issues at Goodison Park, Jones reckons the last thing Everton need is to sell arguably the hottest young prospect at the club.

What did Jones say about Gordon?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Everton have had so many problems over the last couple of seasons, especially with the relationship between the club and the fanbase.

“So, if they were to get rid of Anthony Gordon there would be uproar, so I don’t believe they will sell Anthony Gordon unless they get absolutely ridiculous money for him.”

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Why would Everton want to keep Gordon?

He might be only 21, but Gordon enjoyed an impressive breakout season in the Premier League, racking up four goals and two assists in just 25 starts, including a crucial winner against Manchester United back in April.

Furthermore, according to WhoScored, Gordon was in the top six players at Everton for most average shots per game (1.3), most dribbles (1.1) and key passes (1), while only Richarlison (15), Demarai Gray (9) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (7) directly contributed to more than his six top-flight goals.

With the attacker likely to get better with age, and one of Richarlison or Calvert-Lewin expected to depart before the window shuts, Gordon is a player that Everton should be looking to keep at all costs, especially being one of their own.

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