Newcastle United are eyeing up a big-money move for Everton attacker Anthony Gordon this summer, according to a fresh transfer rumour that has emerged.
The Lowdown: Solid start to the season
The Magpies picked up a respectable 0-0 draw away to Brighton on Saturday afternoon, backing up their opening-day victory at home to Nottingham Forest.
It has been a perfectly reasonable start to the campaign for Eddie Howe’s men, but that’s not to say that more transfer business won’t be conducted in the coming weeks.
A new update suggests that their attack could be bolstered by the signing of a Premier League forward.
The Latest: Newcastle keen on Gordon
According to Football Insider, Newcastle are ‘lining up a new move’ for Gordon this summer, although only an offer of ‘£40million-plus’ would make Everton consider selling.
Nonetheless, they have ‘opened talks’ on a new deal with the winger.
It is stated that a £35million bid was turned down last month, with Howe clearly seeing the Englishman as a key summer target.
The Verdict: Exciting target
Everton may have flirted with relegation last season, but Gordon was a rare bright spark, with the 21-year-old scoring four league goals and registering two assists.
Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has described the youngster as a ‘fearless’ player and he possesses the ability to add an extra dimension to the Magpies’ attack.
With Allan Saint-Maximin potentially moving on, Gordon would be a strong replacement, coming in a long-term acquisition with a high ceiling.
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