Journalists Matt Law and Luke Edwards have now reported that Newcastle United are ‘confident’ of signing Everton star, Anthony Gordon, and are on the ‘verge’ of a deal.
The Mail on Sunday (22/1; page 109) reported that Newcastle were set to make a bid for Gordon as Tottenham Hotspur’s interest appears to have faded.
The 21-year-old came through the Everton academy and youth set-up and has become one of their most important players. Gordon has amassed 78 appearances for the Toffees, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists (Transfermarkt).
Spurs were reportedly tracking the youngster over the summer with a view to bringing him to North London, but a move never materialised (Football.London). Newcastle United and Chelsea were also thought to be keen on Gordon at the time (The Daily Express).
Fabrizio Romano recently claimed Tottenham were cooling their interest in Gordon and would not be looking to make an offer for him during the January transfer window (CaughtOffside). Romano suggested Spurs are looking at different priorities instead.
It seems Newcastle have not given up on acquiring Gordon though, and the Magpies look set to sign the Everton winger before the transfer window shuts.
With Everton open to cashing in on Gordon this month (90 Min) and Newcastle United looking to strengthen their chances of a top-four finish, all signs suggest the transfer could well happen.
The report from The Mail on Sunday claimed Spurs were still monitoring Gordon, but Newcastle would be more willing to actually put an offer on the table at this stage.
Spurs Web Opinion
I still haven’t seen enough from Anthony Gordon to suggest he’s the real deal. He’s a talented lad for sure, and has got potential, but when Everton were talking about a £60 million price tag in the summer, I think that would be a ludicrous amount of money to spend on a relatively unproven youngster. Newcastle are welcome to him as far as I’m concerned.
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