Newcastle are preparing to make a late push for Everton winger Anthony Gordon according to recent reports, including the The Northern Echo. Manager Frank Lampard’s dismissal yesterday has given the club hope a deal can be struck for the talented but mercurial 21-year-old.
The Liverpool-born Gordon has not had the impact of a season ago, when he was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dreadful campaign. This season has been as dismal with Gordon not fulfilling the promise he flashed a year ago.
Despite the drop in form, the winger still only trails Demarai Gray (5 goals) in Everton’s goalscoring charts with 3 goals. Some of Newcastle’s hierarchy reportedly still see Gordon as one of the most promising young attackers in the country.
Newcastle made a preliminary move last summer but The Toffees refused to entertain a sale. They reportedly also turned down mega-bucks from big spenders Chelsea, who remain interested and could also make a move this month despite adding both Maykhaylo Mudryk and Noni Madueke in recent weeks.
Gordon may be open to leaving Goodison Park with his hometown club in shambles. He was recently targeted by the fanbase, some of who have gone batty in their reactions to Everton’s sorry state.
Everton’s brass may feel the need to cash in on one of their better players to navigate their poor financial situation. 90min is reporting both Newcastle and Chelsea, who are after everyone ahead of a summer of FFP tightening, have inquired about midfielder Amadou Onana.
The 21-year-old Belgian joined over the summer from Lille, where Newcastle prised Sven Botman. As Gordon was last season, Onana has been a rare bright spot in a dreary and tumultuous season for the Toffees.