Agbonlahor: Everton backed to accept '£30m' Anthony Gordon bid after twist
Anthony Gordon’s price tag has been halved to “£30million” due to his poor performances for Everton, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker suggested Gordon’s head may have been turned following interest from Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle United in the summer.
The 21-year-old has only scored once in his last 10 games and was dropped to the bench for Everton’s last two Premier League fixtures.
As quoted by Liverpool Echo after Everton’s 3-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday (12 November), Frank Lampard revealed the winger is playing with a broken arm which partly explains why he has been restricted to a substitute role.
Sky Sports reported in the summer (25 August) that Chelsea were prepared to pay £60million for Gordon but Everton held strong and kept hold of him.
Newcastle also registered their interest in Gordon and Football Insider has been told they submitted a “bid of over £40m” for him.
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“That £60million has come down to £30million,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“I feel like he doesn’t do enough, he doesn’t score enough goals, for me. He’ll get the odd one or two and then go quiet.
“There’s a reason why he’s on the bench, he’s not doing enough.
“Maybe, has the interest from Chelsea got to his head? He’s got to knuckle down.
“He should have been one that should have been in the running for the World Cup. Now he’s gone quiet and he’s not even being talked about again.”
Gordon still has three years left to run on his Everton contract.
The Liverpudlian has four goals in seven appearances for England’s Under-21 side.