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Tottenham Hotspur Planning A £20m Bid For Everton Forward: Decent Fit For Conte?

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In a recent report by the Evening Standard, it was stated that Tottenham Hotspur are now planning to make a bid for Everton forward Anthony Gordon after recently completing the signing of Toffees star Richarlison. It is understood that the bid would sum up to be £20m which seems justified for the youngster who impressed after his breakthrough in the first-team squad at Goodison Park.

Gordon’s Campaign With Everton In The Last Season

Gordon had a decent campaign as he saved the Toffees from relegation in the final weeks producing several influential displays on the attacking end. He registered 4 goals and 2 assists over 40 appearances in the last season.

The Liverpool-born sensation performed consistently as he established himself as one of the key players in Frank Lampard’s frontline after averaging 1.3 shots, 1.0 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per game in the Premier League. However, he barely managed to distribute the ball proficiently after completing 74.2% of his attempted passes in the English top-flight (stats via whoscored).

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How Does He Fit Into Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur?

Anthony Gordon excels at creating a yard of space for himself and doesn’t mind taking a shot at the goal from a distance. He can make a few decent runs down the left flank creating some meaningful chances in the final third. The youngster can also set up his teammates with a few key passes in front of the goal.

The 21-year-old is primarily a left-attacking midfielder but can play anywhere over the frontline when required, and this versatility makes him a decent fit for Antonio Conte. With Steven Bergwijn demanding a move away from Spurs, Conte requires further reinforcements in the attacking department and Gordon could provide a solution to that area.

Gordon’s addition to the Lilywhites would provide cover for Heung Min Son and the either side of the flanks. He could develop under Conte’s physically demanding playstyle and prove to be an attacking threat in the foreseeable future. The English forward would make an excellent investment for the Lilywhites in this off-season.

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