Danny Murphy believes Chelsea should push the boat out to sign Anthony Gordon as he is someone who has the potential to be ‘a superstar’.
The Everton youngster has been the subject of significant interest from west London after a whopping £40million bid was made and rejected in recent days.
Despite only breaking into the first team last season, the 21-year-old is now considered one of Frank Lampard’s star players, having made 62 appearances for the Toffees in all competitions .
With Gordon being someone who can play on either flank, as well as at number 10 and as a striker, Thomas Tuchel has real talent to work with and, according to the ex-star from Liverpool Murphy, a move for the striker could really pay off. long-term.
Speaking on White and Jordan, Murphy said: “You’re talking about having him for the next seven or eight years for this club and someone who could become a superstar.
“He’s really good, he’s not a risk. If you know football and have watched football, you know there is no risk in it.
“He’s good enough and he’s going to get better and better, so he’s definitely not a risk.”
Responding to Souness’ verdict that the move would be a gamble for Chelsea, Murphy said: “He makes it clear if he’s going to Chelsea and will have a huge impact when they have Sterling, Ziyech and Mason Mount. It’s just because that he is at the start of his career.
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“This boy’s potential could take him to another level in a team like this.”
When asked if he would go straight into the team, Murphy said: “I think it’s a fruitless debate because when you play so many games in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup , he’s going to get a good number of matches.
“Is he in their best XI? It probably depends on how he plays. It’s not far.
“What happens is when you’re a footballer you have an opportunity and although someone’s advice might be right in that you have the time, don’t worry and things work out. will sort themselves out, you’re afraid of missing out on an opportunity that may never come again.
“That opportunity to go to a club where you play the Champions League, you’re going to win and compete for silverware as well as earn a lot more money, that might not come around again for a whole host of reasons.”
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