The England under 21 star was one of the breakthrough stars of the 2021/2022 Premier League season.
Anthony Gordon was instrumental in Everton’s survival in the Premier League last season. He has continued his impressive form this season for Everton. He has scored two goals in seven Premier League appearances for Everton.
Gordon was linked to a move to Chelsea earlier this season. There were rumors that Chelsea was willing to pay £60 million for the 21-year-old. The move would have made him one of the most expensive British players in history.
However, Gordon believes football is crazy now, and the amount Chelsea was willing to pay for him even surprised him.
What did Anthony Gordon say about his move to Chelsea?
Quizzed about Chelsea’s pursuit of him, the 21-year-old said: “That’s football nowadays—it’s absolutely crazy. Personally, I don’t think any player is worth that amount of money, but I’m also not going to talk myself down.
“The money in football, that’s just how it is nowadays. You’re also paying for potential all the time these days. That’s just how football goes.
“I wasn’t too focused on that because I can only control what I can control. I think the minute you do that (thinking he is a £60m player), there’s only one way you’re going to go.
“You need to stay humble. You need to focus on today and tomorrow and don’t look too far into the future.
“That’s part and parcel of football. When you’re doing well, there’s always going to be that speculation.
“But because the place (Everton) is so good, it’s not a place where I’m devastated because I have to stay. That’s never been the case. I was never desperate to leave Everton. It was definitely not the case.”
The Everton youngster has also added that he is focused on making the England squad for the World Cup but insisted if it doesn’t happen he is ok.
“If I didn’t have the ambition to play for England in the World Cup, then I would be a bit stupid, but I understand the squad is so good at the minute that it’s going to be really tough to get in.
“I’m 100 percent focused on making the World Cup squad. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen. It’s out of my control, but I’ll definitely give it my best try. To get there, I’ll need to score a lot of goals in the next couple of games. I’m ready for that challenge. I’m hopeful.”
Anthony Gordon is a versatile player. He can play as a winger, a midfielder, and a false nine.