Newcastle agree £45m deal for Everton’s Anthony Gordon

Sports Desk Published: 28 January 2023, 08:52 AM
Newcastle agree £45m deal for Everton’s Anthony Gordon
Gordon has scored three goals in 16 Premier League appearances for the Toffees this season

Newcastle United are close to signing Everton's Anthony Gordon after the clubs agreed a deal that could eventually be worth £45m.

Gordon was back at Everton's Finch Farm training headquarters on Friday after being absent this week, reports BBC. 

It now seems certain the formalities of the 21-year-old forward's move to Tyneside will be completed well before Tuesday's transfer deadline.

The initial fee is understood to be £40m, rising to £45m with add-ons.

Midfielder Gordon was a target for Chelsea in the summer, with Everton reportedly demanding £60m, but the Merseyside club have now decided to cash in.

They are expected to give a portion of the fee to new manager Sean Dyche once he is officially confirmed as Frank Lampard's successor.

Gordon is a home-grown product and has been at Everton since 2012, scoring seven goals in 65 games since making his debut in 2020.

He has not started a game since the home defeat to Wolves on Boxing Day and his last goal came on 22 October in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, Everton's last win in all competitions.

Meanwhile Newcastle have announced defender Kieran Trippier has signed a new contract with the club.

The England full-back signed a deal until the end of the 2023-24 season when joining from Atletico Madrid for £12m plus add-ons in January 2021.

The 32-year-old's new deal will keep him at St James' Park until the summer of 2025.