Tottenham Hotspur will be an attractive prospect to any player at the moment, amid rumours that the club are interested in a move for Anthony Gordon.
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the club’s potential transfer business as the window draws towards its conclusion.
Antonio Conte’s side have had an impressive start to the Premier League season, earning seven points from a possible nine following last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Wolves at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham are evaluating a potential deal for Everton attacker Gordon, despite Sky Sports reporting that Chelsea are willing to pay up to £60m for the 21-year-old this summer.
Football Insider has reported that Spurs have held preliminary talks regarding the move, with Gordon reportedly interested in making a move to north London this summer.
The same report also states that Everton will likely accept a bid of £50m for their academy product, but would prefer a straight-cash deal rather than a player-exchange transfer.
And O’Rourke believes that Tottenham are an attractive proposition for prospective new players at the moment.
He said: “Tottenham offer Champions League football as well as Chelsea, so it’s definitely a club that I think any player right now will be interested in going to, because it’s such an exciting team and they look like they’re going to be a real force to be considered with under Antonio Conte.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…
We believe that Spurs fans would be delighted with the addition of Gordon to the side, but even more so if it would be at the expense of their Premier League and London rivals Chelsea.
The wide-man made 35 Premier League appearances for a struggling Everton team last season, scoring four goals and providing two assists according to Transfermarkt, as Frank Lampard’s side scraped Premier League survival.
FBref shows that Gordon, who has been mooted for a £65m fee, is prepared to put in the hard yards for his team – something so crucial in Conte’s sides – ranking in the top 1% of attacking midfielders/wingers across Europe’s top five leagues and European competition for blocks per 90 minutes (2.15) over the last 365 days, as well as ranking in the top 4% and 6% for tackles (2.40) and pressures (23.09) per 90 respectively.
Therefore, we think that regardless of the transfer fee, the four-time England U21 international would be an excellent signing for Spurs and fits the club’s current transfer strategy of buying young players who can improve Conte’s side.