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.
50 comments so far
Jan 24, 2023 at 1:38 PMComment #41
Nuffield now on standby
Jan 24, 2023 at 1:42 PMComment #42
I think we will get a 2-0 win tonight.
Joelinton to score both. Hold me to this bold prediction 🙂
Jan 24, 2023 at 1:48 PMComment #43
Coming Home – not really mate. Wasn’t a fun conversation last time with some people seeing any criticism of Rafa as an excuse to lay into them. For some people Rafa is behind reproach and Bruce is the devil incarnate. I prefer not to go down that particular rabbit hole on this blog again…
Jan 24, 2023 at 1:50 PMComment #44
Magic, I wouldn’t let SB anywhere near my allotment. He’d probably litter it with empty Greggs bags and drink all of my fermented apple juice. Plus I’d probably be reaching for the secateurs to cut out his tongue once his patter started then boiling his cabbage heed 🙂
Jan 24, 2023 at 1:55 PMComment #45
Behind?? Beyond. Bloody typos.
Not another deJong
Jan 24, 2023 at 1:58 PMComment #46
I think the Quay side development was an unofficial proposal, made public in the past year but NOT by PIF etc.
Jan 24, 2023 at 1:58 PMComment #47
Tonight`s the night lads n lasses, win tonight and we are surely heading to the new Wembley for the first time ever, and when you consider it has been open 16 years it`s about bloody time too.
IF we do get there at least we have a good chance of winning that elusive trophy of over half a century.
Our last 3 visits to the old Wembley were against Man U, twice, and Arsenal, who were really streets ahead of us, and were strong favourites, we failed to score in all 3 games.
This time we have a good chance and will be not so much the underdog to lift some well overdue silverware.
Jan 24, 2023 at 2:04 PMComment #48
Where on the quayside were they proposing to build a new stadium? Surely that’s not going to happen? Either the land would be crazily expensive and block the views for others (which means it wouldn’t be approved) or it would be outside of the town centre, which is one of the amazing plus points about our stadium.
Seems much better to extend the stadium. Absolute worst case would be having to play home games elsewhere for a year or two while SJP was demolished and rebuilt on the same site but I’m not sure that would go down well either, especially when there’s only one even slightly realistic candidate to host our home games!
Best option by far is to explore every possible opportunity to extend and improve SJP.
Jan 24, 2023 at 2:06 PMComment #49
Hibbit, good news any inklings who? 🙂
Jan 24, 2023 at 2:06 PMComment #50
Surely, now Chelsea have 127 players in the squad they will need to let a few go out on loan.
I’m still thinking about Ziyech, on loan, yes he has some issues but most players do.
Couple on Loan, midfield and striker with an option, seems like good business if Newcastle can’t break FFP rules .