Report: Chelsea will be able to afford 'fearless' player's wage demands without a problem, they're pushing to sign him
Reports suggest that Chelsea will have no issues meeting Anthony Gordon’s wage demands if they choose to sign him this summer.
According to the Mail Online, the Everton man’s demands won’t be an issue, with them currently exploring another bid for the 21-year-old.
The Toffee’s winger emerged as a shock target for the next Blues signing following their 2-2 draw with Tottenham at the weekend.
He also added fuel to those rumours himself, with him giving his thoughts on the performance of Reece James, praising his countryman for his sensational performance.
Described as “fearless” by Alan Shearer, he has developed into a guaranteed starter for Everton over the last 12 months.
It has already been claimed that Chelsea are only about £10m away from the signing of Gordon, having two bids so far rejected for his services.
Chelsea can afford Gordon’s wages
If a fee can be agreed, the Mail Online have confirmed that the wage side of things will not be an issue for the club.
There are questions over how much of an impact he will be able to have originally at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea’s attackers combining brilliantly in the draw against Spurs.
While it seemed they were still lacking the goalscoring touch, Gordon’s record in the league so far wouldn’t suggest the signing they are looking to make would address.
It has been speculated that Tuchel would see the 21-year-old as an option to give competition to James, who also again proved his worth as part of a back three against Spurs.
However, when he plays wide his attacking talents are given the opportunity to flourish, showcased by the high position he was allowed to pick up to fire the Blues ahead on Sunday.
This could provide him some game opportunities, because Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount are likely to have two of the three attacking roles locked off for the foreseeable future.