Newcastle United have reportedly tabled a £35 million bid to secure the services of exciting Everton winger Anthony Gordon.
According to Football Insider, Newcastle United have tabled an offer worth £35 million for Everton sensation Anthony Gordon. But the Toffees are likely to turn down the bid as they insist the Blues’ academy product is not for sale and are now planning to open contract talks in a bid to fend off interest from other clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur.
Newcastle have already strengthened at the back this summer with the signings of Matt Targett, Nick Pope, and Sven Botman. The emphasis has now shifted to the attacking areas, with Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby highly regarded by Newcastle.
The Magpies, however, are unwilling to meet the German club’s £60 million asking price for the French winger and are looking at potential alternatives, with Everton’s Anthony Gordon among others monitored closely by the Toon chiefs.
Gordon was one of the shining lights for Everton in what was a tough 2021/22 Premier League campaign, registering four goals and two assists in 35 games, 25 of those being in the starting XI. He is clearly a raw talent in terms of senior football experience, but he won the hearts of the Everton faithful with his drive, passion, work rate and bits of quality, leading to a lot of attention in the process.
Having already raided Goodison Park for Richarlison, Tottenham Hotspur showed interest in Gordon, but Everton made it clear that the player was not for sale. But Spurs are not the only club interested in the highly-rated 21-year-old, with cash-rich Newcastle United also exploring the possibility of signing him.
Newcastle were said to be merely admirers of Gordon’s talent and steadfast mentality, but then there were reports of contacts having been made between the two clubs. Now, they have reportedly stepped up their initial interest and have submitted an offer in the region of £35 million to take Gordon to Tyneside.
Everton are, of course, reluctant to sell one of the brightest young stars they have produced for years. They are keen on handing the 21-year-old a bumper new contract to extend his stay at Goodison Park to ward off persistent interest in the England Under-21 international, with manager Frank Lampard looking to build a team around him for the future.
However, there is a belief in the Newcastle camp that if they lodge a big enough offer, it might just do the trick given Everton’s dire financial status. They can also offer huge wages to entice the winger. Gordon fits that bill as far as Eddie Howe is concerned, both stylistically and in terms of a winning mindset, as seen last season when the youngster stood up when the Everton dressing room was devoid of characters.
At just 21 years old, he has a big future ahead of him and is not only one for the future but can make a significant impact at present as well. Only time will tell whether Newcastle can lure Gordon to the Tyneside, but the chances of that happening are very low.