Newcastle United want to spend £25m on Anthony Gordon, Everton have no interest in sale
Newcastle want to sign Anthony Gordon from Everton this summer for £25m, but Frank Lampard wants to keep him and sees him as not for sale.
That’s according to a report from the Northern Echo [July 24], who claim that the Magpies have set aside some of their budget for a wide forward and have the 21-year-old on a shortlist with Leeds winger Jack Harrison and Leicester’s Harvey Barnes.
But their pursuit of a deal is currently on hold with the Toffees having no interest in selling him and currently planning to offer him a new long-term contract on improved terms.
Lampard has told the board that he wants them to not sell Gordon and he is determined to keep hold of the England Under-21 international after the sale of Richarlison to Tottenham.
Newcastle don’t want to spend more than £25m on a wide forward and are wary of being overcharged because of their wealthy owners, so this seems like a deal that’s unlikely to happen.
Everton need money, but there’s no point bringing in a bunch of money if it means losing your good players and not having a squad that can compete.
There needs to be a balance and it seems as though right now the club have that, but they now need to add a bit more quality to the squad to push on from last season.
A relegation battle marred the entire campaign and Lampard did well to keep them from the drop, but he hasn’t been given anything to help suggest that they will avoid another campaign like that one.
Losing Gordon would be a sign that the club are accepting of their position at the bottom of the table, and selling him to Newcastle will only increase the gap between them and the spot they want to occupy.
It’s imperative that Gordon stays and Everton disappoint Newcastle this summer, because £25m isn’t enough for his left leg never mind the rest of him.