Frank Lampard oversaw a busy summer of business at Goodison Park but his biggest achievement in the market was keeping Gordon at the club amid serious interest.
What happened with the winger this summer?
Chelsea launched an aggressive pursuit of Gordon’s signature, offering up to £60 million for his services.
The player himself was eager to complete a switch to Stamford Bridge and join Thomas Tuchel’s set-up, prior to the German’s recent sacking.
Gordon’s current contract is not set to expire until 2025 but with the player only earning £10,000 per-week, the Toffees have moved to secure his future by offering him new terms worth six times his current pay packet.
Lampard confirmed last week that the club were ‘speaking’ with the player’s representatives over a new contract to see if they could reach a ‘solution’.
What has Jones said on the deal?
Jones believes that the new deal would be a fair reflection of his stature within the squad at Goodison Park.
The transfer insider adds that earning £10,000 per week is a huge amount compared to most people his age but that his importance warrants a big increase.
When asked about a potential new deal for Gordon, Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “It will reward him for the time being and would reflect his value to this team. He’s earning £10,000 a week which is unbelievable compared to most 21-year-olds but it’s not a lot at all for one who is starting every week in the Premier League.”
How big a boost would this be for Everton?
It is clear how important Gordon already is to the club after they turned down such big offers for him in the summer.
Having lost Richarlison in the summer, tying their current bright attacking talent down to a new contract would be a big boost.