EXCLUSIVE: Everton to accept Newcastle bid for Anthony Gordon

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 25 Jan 2023 08:37 GMT
  • 3 min read
Anthony Gordon, Everton, 2021/22

Newcastle have launched a bid for Anthony Gordon and Everton look ready to accept, FootballTransfers has been told.

The two clubs have been locked in negotiations over a possible switch for the 21-year-old and we can exclusively reveal that the Magpies launched a formal offer of €39m rising to €56m in possible add-ons.

We have learnt from sources at Finch Farm that the dressing room now expects the player to depart and that Everton are going to give the deal the green light today.

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The England under-21 star will then head to St James’ Park for a medical to wrap up the move.

As we reported yesterday, the winger is keen to play under Eddie Howe and make the move to the northeast so personal terms are not expected to be a problem.

Sources tell us that the wide man took the advice of fellow professional Ross Barkley, who told him that London as a city is a distraction amid links with Chelsea this window.

We have learnt that Gordon favours a move to Newcastle over the Blues, too, as he has warmed to the club’s ethos and history - being a staunch Liverpudlian with northern roots.

Gordon is seen in a similar fashion to Miguel Almiron, who has shone under the stewardship of Howe for the Magpies this season.

Eddie Howe's first January signing looks likely to be Anthony Gordon

Eddie Howe's first January signing looks likely to be Anthony Gordon

Many expected Gordon to join Chelsea in the summer, but the move never materialised. The Blues still very much like the player and have him on their radar, but it’s thought now that they will likely miss out and he will join Newcastle.

Everton’s No.10 has played 16 times in the Premier League this season, scoring three goals.

The move will represent Newcastle’s first January deal as they also look to bring a central midfielder into the fold.

Following Newcastle’s 1-0 Carabao Cup semi-final win over Southampton, Howe refused to comment on whether his side have made a move for the youngster.

When quizzed about the deal, the manager told journalists: “Honestly, I’ve got no idea. I’ve been preparing for the game so I’ve got no idea. But I wouldn’t comment on individual players anyway.”