Radio presenter Dave Vitty has been left worried by what he saw from Everton’s Anthony Gordon at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The English winger was captured by reporter Tony Scott walking around Goodison Park and making a conscious effort to applaud them after their 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest, which may have been an early indicator of a move not being too far away.
Since that video and Vitty’s comments, it has been reported that Chelsea are now willing to pay a huge £60m for Gordon, which is quite crazy given that he’s only scored four goals in 52 Premier League appearances.
Speaking on the All Together Now podcast, Vitty was asked if he thought Saturday was his last match as an Everton player at Goodison Park following what happened post-match, and had this to say:
“Well, people were questioning that, weren’t they, in terms of him going over to the fans at the end. I don’t know, no smoke without fire and everything, you would perhaps believe that maybe it is.
Should Everton sell Gordon for £60 million?
“I think in terms of his own career development, I think it’s madness, I really do, to be going to Chelsea, if that’s where he’s going.”
TIF Thoughts on Gordon’s proposed move to Chelsea…
David Ornstein has recently reported that Gordon has now informed Everton he wishes to leave and join Chelsea, although that can’t happen while a bid is not lodged in and around the £60m region, although an offer doesn’t appear to be too far away.
However, as Vitty alluded to himself, we feel Gordon moving to Chelsea makes very little sense for the winger given the players that would be ahead of him in the pecking order, whereas at Everton he is one of the first names on the teamsheet under Frank Lampard and staying at Goodison would surely enhance his development more.