Hello, and good afternoon sports fans. I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. Let’s tell you a story, it’s about a boy, who has now turned into a man. That man is called Anthony Gordon.
Gordon, the 21-year-old who is a product of the Everton academy, joins a list of many attacking talents to graduate to the first team. One Wayne Rooney and another is a certain Ross Barkley, who will be starring in this piece.
The Liverpool-born Gordon, who has been a rare shining light at a club that’s been covered in darkness due to their crippling debts, and poor running of its operations, is the subject of interest from Premier League rivals Tottenham.
Spurs, who under the guidance of Italian Antonio Conte, have splashed the cash this summer and reportedly did want the 21-year-old, but that interest appears to have cooled.
Off the back of that, London rivals Chelsea, who of course are under new ownership, have reportedly bid £60 million for Gordon, who has been an auxiliary forward for The Toffees as specialist striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is spending another spell on the sidelines.
Anthony Gordon has performed manfully for his side in the role of a striker and on the whole. But with the greatest respect, why hasn’t Gordon left yet, in a flash! (I am sorry I have done so well, not to mention it until now, I hang my head in shame).
For Chelsea, is he different to what they have? Respectfully no. As for Gordon himself, who reportedly wants to leave Goodison Park and join The Blues, remember Ross Barkley?
The former Everton player who rose up the ranks during David Moyes’ time as manager has seen his career stall big time. Just like Anthony Gordon is doing now (thinking the grass is greener), Barkley did that then.
Now 28, Ross Barkley is no spring chicken and is actually in the peak of his career, but he has lost his way badly. He sold himself the dream of being able to kick on and play for England, but a loan spell away from West London has not bore any fruit.
Maybe I am wrong, I am overreacting, but Anthony Gordon, listen. Yes, it’s Chelsea, but look at Callum Hudson-Odoi, (loaned off to Bayer Leverkusen). Here was a player with so much potential, but has not been able to thrive, which I feel is due to not having a good environment around him.
The 21-year-old Gordon from my knowledge has had good luck with injuries so far, but he will have reduced game time and Thomas Tuchel’s cautious approach, might not be the best thing for his game?
There are plus points to move of course. You’re playing for the former Champions League winners and in Thomas Tuchel, a manager who is in the top five, best managers in the league.
A move for Gordon doesn’t seem to make sense, but due to C.H.O leaving, they’re maybe light in that area all of a sudden?
Simply, Anthony Gordon playing for Chelsea might have a small chance of getting on to the plane for Qatar 2022 playing, if he plays Chelsea. It’s hard to say if this would be the case if he played for Everton (with the greatest respect).
Am I right and you agree, or am I wrong and disagree about Anthony Gordon moving to Chelsea being a bad move, let us know in the comments.
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