Everton youngster Anthony Gordon has signed a new five-year deal with the club.
Gordon, 19, made 11 outings for the Blues in 2019-20, primarily as a left-winger but also as an attacking midfielder on occasion.
He made his Everton first team debut aged 16 in the Europa League dead-rubber at Apollon Limassol in December 2017, and was given his first start for the club in June’s goalless Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
The second Everton player to sign a fresh five-year contract this week after Michael Keane, Gordon said he is delighted to commit his future to a club he believes to be on an upward trajectory; a club he has been associated with since the age of 11.
Speaking to Everton’s official website, Gordon said:
“I am delighted to sign and it is a big reward for my hard work. The contract shows the club’s faith in me and how much confidence they have in me, and that is going to come out in my performances on the pitch.
“Everton is looking like it is on the up. We are coming together as players, staff and fans. We have new things to be excited about, such as the new manager [Carlo Ancelotti], Marcel [Brands] is a great director [of football] and we have the new stadium to look forward to.”
“That is another thing we can be excited about - we have really good young players as part of our squad.
“Hopefully, we can grow and progress together and get that bit of experience where we can go and do something. Not just push for silverware but get there and win trophies and achieve what we want to achieve.”