Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur remain at the front of the queue to snap up Anthony Gordon if the winger decides to leave Everton.

Both Tottenham (Lyall Thomas) and Chelsea (Sky Sports) reportedly had offers turned down by Everton for Gordon in the summer on the back of his breakthrough season in 2021-22

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The winger has struggled to recreate the same form in the first part of the 2022-23 campaign but Football.London reported earlier this month that his performances have not deterred Tottenham, who continue to have a close eye on the 21-year-old.

Last week, The Daily Express even asserted that Spurs might have a better chance of snapping up Gordan than Chelsea, given that Antonio Conte’s men were better positioned to finish in the top four.

Gordan’s current deal at Goodison Park runs until 2025 (Transfermarkt) and O’Rourke has now backed Spurs to make a fresh move for the youngster if he becomes available.

When asked about Tottenham’s interest in the Everton star, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “I think they’ve always had that interest in Anthony Gordon, that’s not going to go away.

“Obviously, the longer he goes without signing a new contract at Everton, it’s always going to leave the door open for a potential move away from Goodison Park, and I think if he does end up leaving Everton, Tottenham are going to be right at the front of the queue to try and sign Gordon.”

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A backup to Kulusevski on the right and a right wing-back are likely to be two of Conte’s priorities in January, along with potentially another centre-back.

Interestingly, a move for Gordon would solve two problems at once as not only can he play on either flank up front but he also has the attributes to potentially be deployed as a right wing-back in Conte’s system.

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