Gordon return to Merseyside would net Everton transfer windfall

Rumours persist that former Blues starlet Anthony Gordon might return to his home city this summer, but to sign for Liverpool.
Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
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The former Everton youth team product moved to Newcastle United in a controversial January deal eighteen months ago.

His time at Goodison Park had come to an acrimonious end symbolized by the club's terse statement announcing his departure for Tyneside.

Now, after he has enjoyed a superb first full season as a Magpie - including graduating to the full England squad - media stories claim Liverpool could well decide to try and prise him away from St James Park this summer.

If such a transfer were to happen, then the Toffees would be in line for a significant cash payout as part of the clauses inserted into the deal when he left Everton.

Given the club's dire financial situation, obviously any additional money coming in would be most welcome and a boost to the hugely depleted coffers.

I had always been a big fan of the slender young winger and I advocated for him to get much more playing time when he first broke into the senior squad.

After some understandably up and down early appearances, Gordon started to show his talent when he got a sustained run in Frank Lampard's side.

His pace, ability to beat a man and the goal threat he offered from out wide are all qualities that this current Everton team are in desperate need of now.

This last season Gordon has made a considerably contribution to Newcastle's campaign scoring ten goals with the same number of assists and won their Player of the Season award.

I would find it hard to imagine that such a transfer will happen as surely Newcastle would do all they could to keep one of their best young players and it is not as if the club need the money!

It would not be good to see Gordon in a Liverpool shirt next season and you just know he'll score against the Blues in the derby. He would no doubt enjoy that too as he was a boyhood Red.

But while there are probably more likely transfers, then again you can never tell for sure what will happen in football and so it is possible that the deal might well go ahead. At least Everton will benefit initially to some extent from it.

Such a cash boost would help the Toffees try and bring in a few additions themselves in what is looking likely to be a difficult transfer window.