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Newcastle United Unveil New Signing Anthony Gordon

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OFFICIAL: Anthony Gordon joins Newcastle United from Everton

Newcastle acquire the Everton academy forward for €45M plus bonuses

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Newcastle United confirmed the signing of Everton’s forward Anthony Gordon on a permanent basis until the end of the 2026 season, signing the 21-year-old winger for a reported fee of €45M plus bonuses (reported to be around €5M+).

After a long pursuit and rumors about the interest of the Magpies in Gordon and the youngster wanting out of Merseyside, getting all the way back to last summer, the deal became official and was negotiated and signed with both the player and his club Everton through the last few days.

Truth be told, the deal was already unofficially official by Friday evening with Keith Downie of Sky Sports reporting that Anthony Gordon’s move to Newcastle United was in “the advanced stages” before Fabrizio Romano pretty much confirmed that early report on his personal Twitter account.

While Gordon is cup-tied after appearing for Everton in their 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth earlier in the Carabao Cup, he could very well be fit and ready to make his official debut in Black & White threads next Saturday, Feb. 4, with the Magpies hosting West Ham at St James’ Park then. Not bad for a first appearance with Newcastle, is it?

Gordon had not been present at Goodison Park for training from Tuesday through Thursday, only arriving at the facilities on Friday for the first time since he launched his self-imposed lockout. Everton revealed that all players had been given Tuesday off, but Gordon’s absences on Wednesday and Thursday were never officially explained, generating buzz around his potential move out of the blue side of Merseyside.

With Everton going down in flames these days—years, maybe?—it made sense for Gordon to finally try and find a way out taking advantage of the massive mess brewing inside the organization.

Gordon’s valuation from last summer (quoted at nearly €70M) was lowered of late by Everton considering the status of the club and the negative mindstate of Gordon to remain within the organization, let alone having to endure relegation considering the direction things have been trending into of late.

With Frank Lampard shown the door less than a year before signing his contract to manage Everton and Sean Dyche arriving, it’s not that Gordon was about to find himself in a better situation. That, along with the rumored potential exit of other key pieces from Everton during the next few days, such as Amadou Onana, might have fostered Gordon’s decision to refuse to get back to Everton ever again.

The lad got what he wanted, and it’s now just a matter of proving his talents to the extent he’s been announcing them.

Gordon arrives in Tyneside one month from turning 22 years old, by the end of February. He first appeared in the Premier League with Everton in the 2019-20 season when he played 11 games, starting four and assisting one goal through 440 minutes spent on the pitch.

The winger got loaned to Preston for half of the 2020-21 season, also featuring for Everton in the EPL and appearing in three games starting one. Gordon’s breakout happened in the 2021-22 campaign, though, when he played 35 games, started 25 of those, got 2,285 minutes of playing time, and finished last year with four goals and two assists.

This season has been rough for Gordon, though, even though he’s found his way to still score three goals in 16 games (12 starts) for Everton in the Premier League. He’s posted a career-high 0.25 G/90 rate compared to his 0.16 from last season, though Everton clearly never found the proper way to use and exploit his talents.

If there is a man poised to make the most of Gordon’s arrival and develop him into a world-beating player, that’s Newcastle’s manager Eddie Howe. The track record is impeccable and Gordon is still incredibly young.

Just look at what Sven Botman in defense and Alexander Isak on offense have done in their brief spells in Tyneside and you won’t be able to stop drooling at the future that might lie ahead of Gordon at SJP.

Here’s welcoming Anthony Gordon to the Magpie Club! Howay the (young) lad!

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