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Report: Tottenham want to sign Anthony Gordon just a year since frustrating Preston loan

Tottenham Hotspur want Anthony Gordon – a player that Preston fans are still left with questions over after his loan spell from Everton.

Preston took Gordon on loan from Everton on deadline day back in January 2021.

It was a busy day for North End as Ben Davies moved to Liverpool whilst Sepp van den Berg, Gordon and Liam Lindsay all came in.

Van den Berg became a fan favourite and ended up staying a year longer than planned whilst Lindsay signed permanently.

As for Gordon though, his time at Preston left fans with more questions than answers.

The Everton winger came in on loan with a big reputation and showed plenty of promise in the Preston side.

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Quick, direct, always trying to make something happen… Gordon was a livewire even if his end product sometimes let him down.

Gordon only ended up making five starts for Preston and a further six appearances from the bench before heading back to Everton.

Preston fans were confused; why was this bright talent being shoved on the bench?

North End were struggling at the time and Alex Neil was largely going with experience before Frankie McAvoy took over and played a 3-5-2 – a system that Gordon didn’t fit into.

Gordon’s loan will go down alongside the likes of Andy Carroll, Josh King, Danny Welbeck, Stephy Mavididi and Lukas Nmecha in terms of exciting young talent who just didn’t hit top form at Preston.

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Tottenham Hotspur want Anthony Gordon

Gordon may not have featured prominently for Preston but he certainly has with Everton this season.

Gordon has started 24 Premier League games this season as well as making nine substitute appearances.

The winger continues to progress under Frank Lampard – and he is now attracting major interest.

The Telegraph claim that Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Gordon this summer.

Tottenham are eyeing up a triple swoop for Gordon, Richarlison and defender Ben Godfrey.

Everton are far from safe from relegation and the vultures are already circling for Gordon.

It would be quite something for Gordon to make a multi-million pound move just a year after his Preston exit, but it could happen this summer.

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