Anthony Gordon, who helped Everton win Premier League safety last season and was on Chelsea’s summer transfer shortlist, is one of the team’s most crucial players.
Gordon thinks that no player is worth £60 million, especially since Chelsea failed to acquire the Everton winger in the summer and a January transfer seems unlikely.
The 21-year-old England youth international was up for grabs in August, but Chelsea and the Toffees were unable to come to terms on a transfer fee.
Gordon experienced a quick ascent at Goodison Park and has since emerged as one of Everton’s key players after helping the team to Premier League survival the previous season.
The talented player believes he can make Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad after a strong start to the campaign that saw him score twice in the Premier League.
Before the England coach names the team, Gordon has about six weeks to win him over.
When asked about the Chelsea rumors, Gordon responded, “That’s football nowadays—it’s absolutely crazy,” as reported by The Metro.
“I personally don’t believe any player is deserving of that much money, but I also won’t minimize my own worth. These days, football is all about the money.
In today’s world, potential is something else you constantly pay for. It’s just the way it is in football. Because I can only control what I can control, I wasn’t too focused on that.
I believe that if you start thinking that way (that he is a player worth £60 million), there is only one way you can go. Keep your head in the sand.
Don’t look too far ahead; instead, concentrate on today and tomorrow. That is fundamental to football. When you’re succeeding, there will inevitably be that supposition.
But because the location is so great, I’m not depressed that I have to stay there. Never has it been like that. I never felt compelled to quit Everton. Undoubtedly, that was not the case.”
Chelsea is not anticipated to make a January offer for Gordon due to a management change.
Thomas Tuchel was replaced by Graham Potter earlier this month, and according to football.london, the new manager wants to reintegrate Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The 21-year-old England international signed a loan agreement with Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, but Chelsea has the option of calling him back in January.
Given that Hudson-Odoi is still regarded as one of England’s top young wingers, that would be a less expensive and possibly wiser alternative.
Despite not having his sights set on a winter transfer to one of the so-called “Big Six” clubs, Gordon is aiming to make England’s World Cup roster.
Given the talent at Southgate’s disposal, the uncapped star isn’t expected to be selected, but he remains optimistic.