Everton winger Anthony Gordon has been talking this week about his decision to go to Carlo Ancelotti and ask how he can gain more first-team football at Goodison Park.
The exciting teenager burst onto the scene last season, has been very impressive in the EFL Cup, but has been largely ignored in the Premier League.
It appears to have worked to some degree, with Gordon making his first league appearance of the season as a substitute in the weekend defeat against Southampton.
But Everton need to be very careful with the 19-year-old, or risk finding themselves losing what could be a top talent.
The teenager, who has three assists from his three first-team appearances this season, is already known to be on the radar of the Bundesliga’s top two clubs.
As reported by the Daily Mail back in November 2018, both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were keeping tabs on Gordon before he signed his first professional deal at Goodison Park.
Now, it seems unlikely that either side has stopped tracking a player of Gordon’s talents. Considering both have recently shown a decent track record when it comes to bringing through young British talent, Bayern with newcomer Jamal Musiala and Dortmund with Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham, it is a market they are happy to dip into.
Should Everton not give Gordon the regular playing time he craves, undoubtedly he will have to start looking elsewhere and the two Bundesliga outfits will not be the only clubs keeping tabs.
Everton need to make sure Gordon feels like a part of the first-team and, given the form of Alex Iwobi so far this season, he probably deserves to be playing more regularly anyway.
Losing Gordon could end up with Everton having egg on their face in the years to come. So it is time to ensure he feels like a far more integrated player at the first-team level.