Everton: Dean Jones claims Frank Lampard is worried about his squad morale amid Gordon links

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Journalist Dean Jones has claimed on The Done Deal Show that Frank Lampard is concerned about Everton’s squad morale amid the uncertainty surrounding Anthony Gordon’s future.

It will have been a difficult time of late for everyone associated with Everton and Gordon, as reports claimed that Chelsea were willing to pay £60m for the winger, but since then, no official proposal has been forthcoming.

However, the winger wasn’t afforded any minutes in Everton’s Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday evening, which may have sparked debate about what his long-term future looks like and what place his mind is currently in.

Jones believes that Lampard is already worried about the morale of his squad after a poor start to the season as the prospect of potentially selling one of their star assets looms large.

He said: “Obviously, Everton are pretty scared of this situation. Lampard is very worried already about the morale of his squad, as well as the quality of his squad.

“Losing Gordon is just not something he wants to happen, but when you get to this level of finance, you can’t ignore it.”

Will Gordon remain an Everton player?





TIF Thoughts on Gordon’s future…

As Jones alluded to above, if Everton were to receive a £60m bid from anyone – with Chelsea the most likely at present – they would surely have to seriously consider sanctioning the sale of Gordon, as that is ludicrous money given his relative inexperience in the Premier League.

It’s not as if Gordon burst on the scene and took the Premier League by storm last campaign, as he started 35 games and only managed to score four goals in an Everton side that was very low on quality and almost got relegated.

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While losing one of their own would be hard to swallow for Evertonians and the Toffees board, that sort of money would surely soften the blow somewhat, and they can reinvest that cash into the squad to potentially bring in players such as Ben Brereton Diaz and Joao Pedro.

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