One of Chelsea’s targets this summer, Anthony Gordon, has been urged to stay at Everton for one more season before he leaves the Everton.
Anthony Gordon is one of the bright prospects in the Premier League and was influential in Everton’s survival in the Premier League last season.
Chelsea is rumored to be interested in England under 21 international and was willing to meet Everton’s asking price of £60 million.
The Toffees are not willing to let one of their key stars leave this summer after selling Richarlison this summer to Tottenham.
However, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes Anthony Gordon will benefit more if he stays at Everton this season amid Chelsea interest.
What did Danny Murphy say about Anthony Gordon’s future?
Speaking on Talk sports kick-off, the former midfielder said: “I completely understand the interest.
“I think he’s a brilliant prospect.
“He’s got lovely balance, two good feet, very courageous on the ball, go hunting the ball down to make things happen.
“That’s a real trait in a young player, especially in an Everton side last year struggling.
“He was the one going to get on the ball, going to make things happen, trying things, beating people.
“And his tenacity and work ethic without the ball is something you don’t even need to work on. It’s there, it’s in him. That’s in his heart, that’s who he is.”
He added Gordon could find himself as a squad rotation player at Chelsea compare to being a regular at Everton.
“I think, for the lad, he will benefit more from playing another year at Everton, definitely.
“Because he’s gonna play every game, he’s already super confident, the fans love him, he’s comfortable, he doesn’t have to prove himself again, he’s got that already.
“And he’s gonna gain so much experience by playing 90 minutes every week, rather than 12 minutes here and 30 minutes here
“He’s gonna learn more.”
Gordon was on the score sheet as Everton drew with Brentford. The youngster impressed Danny Murphy.
“His tenacity with and without the ball, his energy, his desire to win, it’s there for all to see.
“After a week of speculation, people talking about, ‘He’s said this, he’s said that.
“Some fans are saying, ‘Get rid,’ some fans are saying, ‘Keep him.’
“It’s hard to deal with. He must have had a tough week.
“And Frank Lampard knows him better than I do. He’s put him in there, he’s told him to go out and play and do his normal thing.
“But the strength of character for Anthony Gordon to perform the way he did, with the speculation around that lad’s head and the pressure on everything he’s doing at the moment, every word he says or doesn’t say, I thought that showed remarkable courage.
“I say remarkable. It’s what you should do.
“You should go out and give your best, but not every player does that, we’ve seen.
“He wasn’t sitting in the stands licking his wounds, he’s not knocking on the door saying, ‘I’m not right mentally.’
“And I think it went under the radar what he did at the weekend.”
With two more days before the transfer window closes, the question remains if Anthony Gordon will stay at Everton.