Anthony Gordon is ‘set to sign a new long-term Everton contract’ to end speculation over his future heading into the January transfer window… after Chelsea and Tottenham targeted moves for the youngster over the summer
- Anthony Gordon is close to agreeing a new long-term contract with Everton
- The 21-year-old was the subject of serious interest from Chelsea in the summer
- Everton turned down a £45m bid from the Blues for their academy graduate
- Now they are keen to fend off potential offers for Gordon in the January window
Anthony Gordon is on the verge of signing a new long-term contract with Everton to fend off potential offers from rival Premier League clubs in January.
Gordon, 21, was the subject of interest from Chelsea and Tottenham over the summer, with the former even seeing a £45million bid rejected by the Toffees.
The youngster attracted attention from both clubs following a superb 2021/22 campaign in which he played a crucial role in Everton’s dramatic escape from the Premier League relegation battle.
Anthony Gordon is reportedly on the verge of signing a new long-term contract with Everton
Frank Lampard was desperate to keep him at Goodison Park last summer and, as a result, the Merseyside club rejected an approach from Chelsea for their academy graduate on two separate occasions.
Now they are set to tie Gordon down to a new long-term deal in order to end any speculation surrounding his future, with The Telegraph reporting that an announcement is close.
While also to deter the likes of Chelsea from coming back in for him, Lampard is hoping that the extension will reignite Gordon’s season following a dip in form in the first half of the campaign.
The forward only has one goal to show for his last 10 Everton appearances, meaning he has been unable to prevent them from losing five of their last seven league games and sliding back down the table.
Frank Lampard is keen to tie the 21-year-old down and end any speculation over his future
Gordon is not the only Toffees star expected to pen new terms, however, with Alex Iwobi also close to agreeing an extension on Merseyside.
Lampard is seeking to reward those who were key to their Premier League survival last term, and none were more integral than Iwobi, who produced a string of powerful displays at the back end of the campaign.
He also netted a famous 98th-minute winner against Newcastle, which proved one of the most important results in their bid to stay afloat.
Everton are set to get their season back up and running at home to Wolves on Boxing Day, before they go away to champions Manchester City on New Year’s Eve.
Lampard’s men currently sit one point above the relegation zone in 17th place after a torrid run of form prior to the World Cup break.
Alex Iwobi is also expected to put pen to paper on a contract extension at Goodison Park
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