Reliable journalist Craig Hope has shared a Newcastle United transfer update involving Everton winger Anthony Gordon.
The Lowdown: Magpies prepare offer…
According to recent claims, the Magpies, in their quest to back manager Eddie Howe, have been compiling reports on the Premier League forward.
Indeed, reports suggest that Newcastle, as a result of being impressed, are even preparing an offer for Gordon with the St. James’ Park side well in a hunt for Champions League qualification.
It appears they believe the Toffees attacker could boost their chances with reliable journalist Hope sharing his own update on Twitter.
The Latest: Newcastle ‘now in formal talks’ to sign Gordon…
Taking to Twitter, the reporter claims ‘formal’ negotiations have now started for the 21-year-old who Everton value at around £60 million.
However, in a boost for Newcastle supporters, there is optimism within the club that they could reach a compromise with the Goodison Park outfit ‘open to a sale’.
“Newcastle now in formal talks with Everton over deal for Anthony Gordon but are also speaking to several European clubs over attacking targets. Everton said to be asking £60m for Gordon but compromise could be reached with club open to sale”
The Verdict: Make the move?
If Howe and PIF can whittle down the £60m on Gordon’s head, there is little denying the Englishman could boost their bid for Europe.
As per WhoScored, he stands out in a struggling Everton team as their joint-top goalscorer and has registered their second-highest rate of attempts at goal per 90 in the league.
Gordon has also been praised for some of his performances this season with teammate James Tarkowski telling BBC Sport that he is ‘different class‘ at the start of the campaign.
Homegrown and able to fill Newcastle’s quota in that regard, the fact Everton are open to selling could further boost Howe in his aim to add more attacking talent.
Winger Allan Saint-Maximin could also leave the north east before January 31, potentially making these talks for Gordon more significant as Newcastle may need a possible replacement for the fan favourite.