In light of Chelsea’s interest during the current transfer window, Everton manager Frank Lampard has claimed that young forward Anthony Gordon is worth more than £100 million.
Following the exits of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, Gordon, who has three years left on his present deal at Goodison Park, has recently come to the attention of the Blues. The 21-year-old became well-known in the 2021–2022 campaign.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea is willing to spend £50 million for Gordon, plus $10 million in potential add-ons. The youngster reportedly notified Lampard and Everton of his wish to quit the Merseyside club this summer.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Lampard lauded Gordon and referred to him as a “triple-figure” player (via The Sun). He declared:
He is still a member of our team and will play tomorrow. As I mentioned last week, he is a crucial player for us; in addition to being monetarily beneficial to the team, he is also important to the squad and to me. Let’s not get carried away with a figure that isn’t there. They haven’t offered £60 million.
“I am unable to estimate his contribution to the team. At Derby and Chelsea, I had the honor of working with fantastic young players and seeing them grow into England internationals, Champions League winners, and people with triple-figure personal values.
He went on:
Anthony fits that description; he’s been a pleasure to deal with and is ours. He plays for us, supports Everton, and is well-liked by the supporters. Given his degree of expertise, it makes sense that people would be interested in him. The facts are still the same.
On August 27, the Toffees will take on Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium in an effort to earn their first victory of the year.
Chelsea must include a player in any potential trade for Anthony Gordon, per Everton’s request.
According to Metro, Everton has requested Chelsea add either Armando Broja or Conor Gallagher on loan in any potential move for attacker Anthony Gordon.
In 40 games for the Merseyside club last year, Gordon made four goals and three assists. He has made three Premier League starts so far this year.
Gallagher scored 13 goals while on loan at Crystal Palace in the 2021–22 season, and Broja scored nine goals while on loan at Southampton.