BREAKING NEWS: Newcastle agree to sign Anthony Gordon for £40m – plus £5m in add-ons – with a medical set for tomorrow after the Everton youth product missed days of training to force it through
- Newcastle are on the verge of signing Anthony Gordon for £40m plus add-ons
- The Everton star has attempted to force a move by refusing to return to training
- Gordon emerged as Newcastle’s top target despite his dip in form from last year
Newcastle have agreed a deal of £40million plus add-ons for Everton forward Anthony Gordon and the player is now due on Tyneside for a medical.
The 21-year-old will travel to the North-East to complete his move after a week of talks between the clubs. The deal could total £45m if performance clauses are met in the future.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe had identified Gordon as his top January target and the club’s owners are now on the verge of landing their man.
Newcastle have all but agreed to sign Everton star Anthony Gordon in a £40million deal
Gordon emerged as a top target for Newcastle Eddie Howe, who is closing in on his man
Gordon’s imminent move comes after he forced through a move to St James’ Park after telling the club he had no intention of returning to training at Finch Farm – missing a total of three days, the first of which was planned.
He has infuriated fans over his conduct despite being a boyhood Everton fan and was chased down the street by a supporter following their 2-1 loss to Southampton earlier this month.
Supporters took to the streets after the match to run after Gordon’s car, scream obscenities and tell him to ‘get out of our club’ – after team-mate Yerry Mina was also confronted and urged to ‘show a bit of heart’ in their relegation battle.
TikTok footage showed the fan sprinting down the road to catch up to Gordon’s window before shouting through the driver-side window: ‘You f***ing d***head. Eh! K***head. Gordon! What the f***, like? F*** off! Get out of our club.’
Gordon has infuriated Everton fans after forcing a move to Newcastle and refusing to train
The Everton youth product has not started a game for the Toffees since the mid-season World Cup break after a dip in form followed his starring role in last season’s Premier League survival bid under Frank Lampard, who was sacked earlier this week.
Gordon had been one of Lampard’s key players in the 2021-22 campaign and his electric displays led to plenty of interest from some of the top clubs in England – including from Tottenham and Chelsea.
He has just three goals from 12 starts this season but that hasn’t stopped Newcastle from investing in the youngster as they look to complete a fairytale season and finish in the top four.
It has been a difficult month for the Toffees, who are 19th in the table, having seen forward Arnaut Danjuma snub a move to Goodison in favour of Tottenham – despite completing a medical with them.
They were also dealt a blow after top managerial target Marcelo Bielsa turned down the chance to succeed Lampard as boss – with Sean Dyche set to take the reins.
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