By Sam Stone

23rd Jan, 2023 | 2:10pm

Anthony Gordon could exit Everton within days amid Newcastle United development, Frank Lampard axed him

Everton are set to be tested by Newcastle United as the Magpies prepare a fresh move for Anthony Gordon, according to the Mail on Sunday.

90min suggested (21 January) the Toffees are open to offers for the 21-year-old, who has endured a tough season to date at Goodison Park.

The Mail claim (pg 109, 22 January) the Magpies are set to launch a move for the winger “this week” after he was an unused substitute in Everton’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham United.

Cash in

The club desperately needs a refresh and cashing in on Gordon could well be a good move. He’s a player who has bundles of potential but has struggled badly in the 2022/23 season. He’s not cut out for a relegation dogfight and if a big bid arrives, the board would be crazy not to accept.

The window is hurtling towards its conclusion and a big incoming transfer fee could allow for the Toffees to make the reinforcements they need in their fight to avoid relegation.

It’s clear there’s plenty of indecision at the moment, with Frank Lampard’s job under significant threat. The defeat to the Hammers will be viewed by many as the final straw for the 44-year-old. Unfortunately, Lampard is not the main issue at Everton, and it’s unlikely a new manager would be able to turn this sinking ship around.

Something has to change in the coming weeks, whether that be signings, a change in management or a complete rethink from the board.