Newcastle United have submitted an opening bid for Everton’s highly talented English forward Anthony Gordon, according to Fabrizio Romano. Magpies manager Eddie Howe has refused to say anything about the potential deal. Gordon wants to leave the Toffees in January for a big club, but sources have revealed that he hasn’t asked for the transfer. The Newcastle United target won’t want to miss out on this opportunity though.
Newcastle Target Anthony Gordon Wants Everton Exit
Why Newcastle Want Anthony Gordon
Given his age and talent, buying Anthony Gordon is a long-term investment. What exactly will Gordon add to Howe’s system, then?
Gordon can be used on the left wing to cut inside and attack the goalpost. He excelled in that position for Everton’s youth system. He has matured over the years and can now operate on both feet to scare the opposition defence. On top of that, he has the ability to play one-on-one for a strong push into the opposition’s half while holding the centre position in the attacking line.
He can also return to defensive duties quickly. In short, if the move happens this window, Anthony Gordon will probably take the left-forward position in Howe’s 4-3-3 formation. It is understandable why he is a Newcastle United target.
Anthony Gordon missed also today’s training session. English winger wants Newcastle move after personal terms agreed and official proposal submitted days ago. 🚨🏴 #NUFC
Negotiations between clubs have been slow — Everton expected to make a decision soon. #EFC pic.twitter.com/cA1eDr0st6
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 26, 2023
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How Much Cash Could Everton Expect from the Anthony Gordon Deal?
Chelsea were reportedly interested in signing Anthony Gordon for around £60 million last summer, as he was one of Thomas Tuchel’s top targets. Everton turned down the offer but are now willing to sell him for around £40 million to Newcastle United.
Newcastle, who are in the race for a top-four finish, have reportedly made a £35 million bid to Everton, which could rise to slightly more than £40 million in order to bring Gordon to St James’ Park. If the deal goes through, Anthony Gordon will replace Chris Wood, who joined Nottingham Forest last week.
Anthony Gordon is ten years younger than Chris Wood, and Eddie Howe can operate him in a number of positions up front. Understandably, the 21-year-old will give Newcastle United versatility in the attacking third. Everton, on the other hand, are now under pressure to choose their next manager, and they are about to lose one of their most promising young talents from the current roster.