Everton have reportedly been looking to tie down Anthony Gordon to a new deal at Goodison Park after he was heavily linked with a move away from the Merseyside club during the summer transfer window.

However, it was reported that contract talks are at an impasse after the 21-year-old asked for a weekly wage of £100,000, which his representatives believe is a reflection of the £60m at which he was valued by the club over the summer.

Speaking about this situation to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Paul Brown gave his verdict on the likelihood of seeing the winger put pen to paper on a new deal with the Toffees.

Brown doubts new deal for Gordon

He said: “I don’t think you’re going to be seeing Anthony Gordon signing a new contract with Everton over the next few weeks, whatever wages they offer him. 

“It looks to me like he’s going to look around and see what happens in the next window before deciding his future, which isn’t an ideal situation for Everton, but it hasn’t really seemed to have affected him on the pitch.”

Gordon now an Everton regular

Prior to breaking into Everton’s senior squad, the Englishman made a combined total of 59 appearances for the club’s under-18 and under-21 sides. Across those outings, Gordon – who has been praised by Alan Shearer in the past for the “fearless attitude” that he shows on the pitch – scored 24 goals and provided 10 assists.

The 21-year-old has now made 70 senior appearances for the Toffees across all competitions and has featured in all but one of their Premier League games this season, missing only the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend due to suspension.

Bearing in mind how prominent the winger has been in Lampard’s side this season, it’s easy to see why Everton are apparently keen to secure his long-term future with the club.

If what Brown has said here is true and Gordon will use the upcoming January transfer window to look at any potential interest that there may be in him by then, that doesn’t suggest to us that he is fully focused on what he’s doing with Everton at this moment in time or sees himself staying at the club long-term.