Everton told to drop 'ridiculous' £60m asking price for Anthony Gordon to complete move to Newcastle United
Everton will have to reduce their “ridiculous” £60m asking price for forward Anthony Gordon if they want Newcastle to complete a move for him this month.
The Toffees are said to be open to a sale (Daily Mail, 23 Jan) of the 21-year-old winger, who has fallen out of favour since a move to Chelsea failed to materialise in the summer transfer window.
But while Newcastle are said to be confident that they can seal a transfer for him before next week’s deadline, Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards shared that the Magpies will not overpay to get a deal done.
“Two important updates [Newcastle] will not overpay for Anthony Gordon so [Everton] will have to reduce ridiculous £60m asking price,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account (25 January).
Whether you agree or disagree with the fact that the club are open to considering selling Gordon, one thing that has to be unanimous is that it must be on our terms.
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If we’ve set his asking price at £60m, then it’s on Newcastle to meet that price to sign him. It’s not on us to drop our price to welcome them to make the deal to sign our player.
The player is obviously keen on the move, just like he was in the summer, and it seems inevitable that a deal will eventually be struck, but it’s important that we get as much money as we can to be able to replace him.
There isn’t much time remaining in the transfer window so we’ll have to be ready to pay top dollar to bring someone in, but they’ll have to be an upgrade on the current options otherwise it’s entirely pointless.