Newcastle boss Eddie Howe asked Anthony Gordon transfer question after Southampton win

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe asked Anthony Gordon transfer question after Southampton win

Gordon, who reportedly missed Everton training on Tuesday in a ‘planned absence’, has played a bit-part role in recent weeks after being benched by Frank Lampard.

The Everton boss was relieved of his duties on Monday after a run of nine defeats in 12 games left Everton down in 19th place in the Premier League, with relegation a real threat to the Merseyside club.

The Toffees could offload Gordon and midfielder Amadou Onana this month as the club prepare to bring in a new manager and that could work to Newcastle’s advantage, having had £35m and £40m bids rejected in the summer.

However, with Everton said to be holding out for a £55m fee, it remains to be seen whether the North East outfit – who have been careful not to risk a Financial Fair Play breach – would be willing to pay such an amount.

Published at Tue, 24 Jan 2023 22:45:00 +0000