BREAKING NEWS: Newcastle agree to sign Anthony Gordon for £40m, plus £5m in add-ons, with a medical kit due tomorrow after the Everton youth product missed training days to strain him.
- Newcastle are about to sign Anthony Gordon for £40m plus add-ons
- The Everton star has tried to force a move by refusing to return to training
- Gordon emerged as Newcastle’s top target despite his slump in form last year
Newcastle have reached a deal of £40m plus add-ons for Everton striker Anthony Gordon and the player is now due to go to Tyneside for a medical.
The 21-year-old will travel to the Northeast to complete his transfer after a week of talks between the clubs. The deal could be worth £45m if future performance clauses are met.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe had identified Gordon as his main January target and the club’s owners are now about to get their man.
Newcastle almost agreed to sign Everton star Anthony Gordon in a £40m deal
Gordon emerged as a prime target for Newcastle’s Eddie Howe, who is closing in on his man
Gordon’s impending move comes after he forced a move to St James’ Park after telling the club he had no intention of training at Finch Farm again, missing a total of three days, the first of which was planned.
He has angered fans over his conduct despite being a childhood Everton fan and being chased down the street by a supporter following their 2-1 loss to Southampton earlier this month.
Supporters took to the streets after the game to run after Gordon’s car, yell obscenities and tell him to “get out of our club”, after teammate Yerry Mina was also confronted and urged to “show a little heart on his descent. battle.
TikTok footage showed the fan running down the road to reach Gordon’s window before yelling through the driver’s side window: “You’re a fucking idiot.” Hey! K*** head. Gordon! What the hell, how? Fuck off! Get out of our club.
Gordon has angered Everton fans after forcing a move to Newcastle and refusing to train
Everton’s youth product has not started a game for the Toffees since the World Cup mid-season break after a dip in form following his starring role in last season’s Premier League survival bid with Frank Lampard, who was fired earlier this week.
Gordon had been one of Lampard’s key players in the 2021-22 campaign and his electric displays generated much interest from some of England’s top clubs, including Tottenham and Chelsea.
He has just three goals in 12 starts this season, but that hasn’t stopped Newcastle from investing in the youngster as they look to complete a fairy tale season and finish in the top four.
It’s been a difficult month for the Toffees, who sit 19th in the table, having seen striker Arnaut Danjuma turn down a move to Goodison in favor of Tottenham, despite completing a medical with them.
They also suffered a blow after Marcelo Bielsa, the main management target, turned down the chance to succeed Lampard as boss, with Sean Dyche set to take the reins.