Premier League club will not pay ridiculous £60 million Everton asking price

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Anthony Gordon and Everton was supposed to be an inseparable love story. The local lad from Merseyside who had the potential to be the face of the team if he played his cards right. Now, the staunchest of supporters want Gordon to be sold at the earliest.

Gordon was thrown into the mix against Liverpool, in the Merseyside derby, back in 2020. Carlo Ancelotti handed him the first start and the youngster did not disappoint. He injected pace, intent and passion onto the pitch. Last season, he was a regular in the first team and was remarked as a player capable of emulating the influence of Wayne Rooney, if he stuck with Everton.

When Frank Lampard arrived at Goodison Park, sparks were already flying about the bond that the manager and the player would share as Lampard had an excellent track record of developing youngsters at Chelsea. Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Reece James can attest. Fans were pumped up to see what Gordon could do under Lampard.

Gordon has been Everton’s top scorer this season with three goals in the Premier League but the player’s impact have performances have gone down drastically and the player has struggled to be decisive in the attack. So much so, that at times his presence on the field wasn’t even felt.

Newcastle United will not pay £60 million to Everton for Anthony Gordon

In the summer, Gordon was the subject of interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. The Blues of London were ready to pay upwards of £45 million. The player himself looked keen on the idea but the Toffees were not interested in selling their crown jewel.

The position seems to have changed as Everton are now open to listening to offers for Gordon as the turmoil at the club intensifies. Newcastle United have been long term admirers of the 21 year old and tried to sign him in the summer too. Now that the Merseysiders will consider bids for the Englishman, Newcastle are ready to sign him.

Back in the summer, a rumoured £35 million bid was turned down. Newcastle are expected to be back with a bid in similar region, however, they are not going to give in to Everton’s valuation of £60 million, as per The Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards. The Magpies are confident that they are the frontrunners in Gordon race and can beat the competition.

Newcastle are not even interested in letting Allan Saint-Maximin leave the club and he hasn’t been offered to any clubs. It is likely that a sale will go through and Gordon will depart from Goodison Park. Everton must push to get the deal done quickly as the incoming money needs to be spent on transfers to strengthen the squad and stand a chance of surviving relegation.

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