Everton Transfer News: Anthony Gordon will receive a big new deal from Toffees in order to quell intense interest in the young star they have been developing.
Newcastle is the most recent team to make a move for the England U21 attacker. The Saudi-backed club is eager to bolster its roster with young British talent under Eddie Howe. According to the reports, they value the 21-year-old at £35 million.
However, the Blues leadership has made it obvious that there will be no deal for Gordon this summer. Frank Lampard has made it clear he will battle to keep his best English players.
Included in that is Dominic Calvert-Lewin, in whom Newcastle has also expressed serious interest this summer. Everton will rebuff offers for both players unless there is an outrageous offer they can’t refuse, but the pressure to sell more players has been relieved by the sale of Richarlison.
Everton Transfer News: No pressure to sell now
Calvert-Lewin has three years left on a new contract he signed in 2020. However, he has already forced his way into the England team.
Gordon, though, is still bound by the contract he signed when he was 19 years old. He signed the contract shortly after making his professional debut for the Blues. This means he is one of the lowest-paid players in the Premier League.
With so much interest, the Blues have decided to reassess his pay. In response to Lampard’s request for the teenager to lead his squad’s resurgence, the Blues board will make an offer that will bring him closer to players like Calvert-Lewin.
Lampard is desperate to keep England forward at the club following his recovery from injury. Calvert-Lewin was vital at the close of last season for the Toffees. His goals proved crucial in the relegation struggle, and the forward himself may potentially receive a new contract offer.
Calvert-Lewin discussed his difficulties
Due to his injury issues, which caused him to miss more than half of the season, Calvert-Lewin lost his spot on the England team last season.
The 25-year-old admits that he didn’t deserve to be in Gareth Southgate’s squad after entering a “dark place” during his injury nightmare. However, he has promised to come back this season stronger than ever.
The toughest battle I had was a mental one. I went through some dark times, he stated in a statement to the club website. However, I can declare with confidence that I am in a better physical condition to assist and score goals and, more significantly, to let my teammates once again rely on me.
And that includes England, where the Everton star is prepared to force his way back into the picture in time for the World Cup in November, a stage he feels is his.