By Declan Walsh

25th Jan, 2023 | 5:40pm

Newcastle United in advanced talks to sign Everton star Anthony Gordon

Newcastle United are now in advanced talks to sign Everton forward Anthony Gordon as the Goodison Park turmoil continues, according to Ben Jacobs.

The CBS journalist reported on Wednesday (25 January) that the Blues, who are managerless, heavily restricted by FFP and second from bottom of the Premier League, are “struggling” to keep hold of a number of first-team players.

It is understood that Gordon, 21, is at risk of leaving Goodison and despite interest from Chelsea, he’s edging closer to a move to St James’ Park.

Speaking to CaughtOffside, Jacobs said: “Everton are struggling to hang on to a few players. They could very well lose Anthony Gordon, most likely to Newcastle.

“Chelsea have got a historical interest in Gordon but they’ve not yet placed a bid, whereas Newcastle are pushing, and have already made an offer, and are in what I think can now be termed quite advanced talks to get this over the line, and Gordon wants the move as well.”

Don’t blame him

Gordon has lost his way this season.

Last term, he was instrumental in keeping Everton in the Premier League but since then, the England Under-21 international has regressed massively.

Whether it’s because of a failed summer move to Chelsea or not, we’ll probably never know for sure. But there’s no one really doing the badge any justice at Goodison right now so it’s unfair to single out Gordon.

What’s also unfair is blockading his car from leaving Goodison Park.

This is a young lad who’s 21 years old and played a massive role for the club last season.

He’s also got just 65 Premier League appearances to his name – he’s hardly a senior player at the Merseyside club.

The animosity shown towards Gordon from some sections of the Goodison faithful is shameful and that could have also played a role in the winger’s imminent exit and, prior to that, poor form.

We don’t blame Gordon for going and we think he’ll do well at Newcastle with a manager who knows what he’s doing.