Newcastle United have agreed to a £45-Million transfer fee to sign Everton wonder kid Antony Gordon

The former Toffees forward is set to become Newcastle United's second most expensive transfer of all time

Newcastle United have agreed to a £45-Million transfer fee to sign Everton wonder kid Antony Gordon

Gordon does his signature celebration(image via Sky sports)

Everton speedster Anthony Gordon is closing in on a move to Newcastle United after the club agreed to a transfer fee with Everton on Thursday. Talks over a structured deal totalling £45m are at an advanced stage and there is a growing belief that a deal can be finalized over the weekend.

The 21-year-old had made it clear to Everton that he wanted to leave the club in this transfer window. He was absent from training for three days this week, with Newcastle’s efforts to sign him increasing. Newcastle United see Gordon as a player who can operate in a number of positions across the front line.

During the summer transfer window, Chelsea had conducted high-level talks with Everton over Gordon’s availability. He was then seen as one of Thomas Tuchel’s top priorities and Chelsea was prepared to pay £60m to bring him to Stamford Bridge. Despite continued interest from Chelsea, former Everton manager Frank Lampard had said Anthony Gordon will have a substantial impact on the Merseyside outfit.

With the 45 million transfer fee Gordon is set to become the Magpies’ second most expensive player of all time after Alexander Isak, Anthony Gordon is on his way to becoming a Newcastle United player, as the clubs have agreed on a transfer fee and the personal terms are being discussed. The deal is expected to be finalized in the coming days.

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Everton to appoint Sean Dyche as the successor to Frank Lampard

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Sean Dyche is expected to be appointed as the new manager of Everton, the former Watford Centre back is known as a specialist for relegation battles, a profile that the Toffees desperately need as they sit 19th in the league table with their last victory coming in October 2022. Everton is looking down the barrel after a 73-year-long stay in the top flight. Frank Lampard lost his job after the club found itself in the relegation battle midway through the season.

On Friday, Marcelo Bielsa also held talks with the Toffees board after he was seen in London on Thursday, the Everton hierarchy wanted Frank Lampard’s successor to be appointed by Friday. But it seems the former Burnley manager has won the race to succeed Frank Lampard at Goodison Park.

Reports suggest that it was felt Dyche could hit the ground running. The former Burnley manager knows three or four of the Everton players well and the stability those relationships brought was a deciding factor. One of them is defender Michael Keane, who spent three seasons working under Dyche at Burnley between 2014 and 2017. The 30-year-old is now expected to stay at Goodison Park after concerns about his future, with Dyche a big fan of the central defender.

Toffees fans cannot wait for the Dyche era

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