Champions League gatecrashers Newcastle United have announced the signing of former Everton winger Anthony Gordon on January 29.
Anthony Gordon pushed for a move to the St James Park after the Magpies declared interest in signing the 21-year-old English star for £45million as they continue their push for Champions League football next season.
Speaking after his unveiling by the club as their new January acquisition, Gordon disclosed he was convinced the Magpies was his new destination, and the fan base and City really suit his person.
“I think the fan base and the city really suits me as a person, the way the team are playing under the gaffer at the minute really suits me, and the club just look like they’re heading in the right direction”, he said.
The former Toffees winger said he is yet to tap into his full potential as a player and his fans are yet to have a full dose of what he is capable of. Meanwhile, now that he has joined the Magpies, he believes it is a step in the right direction and a higher pedestal in his football career.
“I feel like it’s a really big step. People haven’t seen what I’m capable of yet. I think under the gaffer, and the way the club’s going, I can really excel here”, he noted.
Eddie Howe expressed his delight to sign Anthony Gordon describing the youngster as a “top talent.”
“I’m delighted to sign Anthony – he’s a top, top talent”, the coach noted.
Before he was unveiled by the Magpies , Anthony Gordon was spotted in leaked footage signing his Magpies contract and leaving St James’ Park.
Gordon has struggled for form this season as Everton’s struggles continue to grow.
He scored three goals earlier in the campaign before refusing to turn up to training in recent days in order to force a move out of his boyhood club.
Born on February 24, 2001, Anthony Gordon is a young English professional footballer plying his trade at St James Park for Newcastle United after joining the club from struggling Everton on January 29.
Anthony Gordon is yet to break into England’s senior national team. He is currently playing for England U-21 team.
The 21-year-old Merseyside-born English youngster started his football career playing for Liverpool Academy before joining Everton Academy.
The actual date on which he started his youth career with the two clubs is still unknown. But he is said to have graduated from Everton Academy in 2017, making his debut with the Toffee’s main team the same year.
Anthony Gordon spent all his career playing for Everton before he joined Newcastle United.
In his 6 years spell with the club, he has made 65 appearances, scoring 7 goals. In 2021, Everton sent him on a loan spell to Championship side Preston North End where he made 11 appearances before returning to the team.
National team career
Anthony Gordon is yet to win his first national team cap with England’s senior national team. Meanwhile, he has risen through the ranks in English football, playing for England U-18, U-19, U-20, and U-21 levels.
Gordon has bagged only one honor in his football career. He won the CEE CUP player of the tournament award in 2017.
Anthony Gordon Newcastle deal
The English youngster joined Newcastle United for a reported transfer fee of £40m, plus £5m add-ons. Details and duration of the contract is yet to be revealed, but according to reports, he is on a long-term contract with the Magpies.