Kevin Thelwell has been verge of completing a deal move for Everton key player.
As The Chronicle reported on Thursday, 7 July, negotiations between Newcastle United and Everton about the sale of Anthony Gordon are still ongoing.
The Toffees are about to give Gordon a new “bumper” deal to stave off Newcastle’s demands, according to The Daily Mail (7 July).
Nevertheless, The Chronicle stated (7 July) that the two clubs “remain in communication” over a prospective transfer for the 21-year-old despite rumours of a new contract.
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The tabloid also claimed that Dan Ashworth, the sporting director for the Magpies, and Kevin Thelwell had spoken about the requirements for a transaction to go through.
If the Magpies proceed with their interest in the 21-year-old attacker, this will be a significant test of Everton’s fortitude.
The Toffees’ ability to compete with Newcastle’s financial might when it comes to the talented winger will undoubtedly be their toughest challenge.
The Magpies are wealthy, but they also have a very smart sporting director in Ashworth who would have seen potential in Gordon to be scooped up cheaply and developed while playing at St James’ Park.
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The key thing for Evertonians to think about is whether Everton can maintain its position.
At Goodison Park, losing their finest asset to a Premier League opponent will not go down well, therefore the Toffees should exert every effort to fend off a sizable offer from the Magpies.
If Gordon stays at the team, Frank Lampard will likely build his Everton plans around him, which will only advance his development.
The teenage winger’s long-term commitment to the Toffees is something the team will be aiming for in the upcoming weeks.