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Newcastle United agree £40m deal for Everton forward Anthony Gordon

Newcastle United have agreed to sign Everton winger Anthony Gordon for an initial £40 million, according to The Athletic.

The Magpies have been keen on the 21-year-old Englishman for a while, and they have finally got their man.

Gordon missed training for three days this week, but finally showed up on Friday morning.

The Everton academy graduate was ready to force through a move to Newcastle, and both clubs have agreed to a deal.

The Toffees sacked Frank Lampard earlier this week, which appears to have triggered Gordon’s decision.

Everton are 19th in the Premier League table after winning just three games out of 20 matches.

Newcastle are in third place, with ten wins to their name, which would have attracted the youngster.

Eddie Howe wanted another attacker after losing Chris Wood to Nottingham Forest on loan.

Gordon has scored three goals in 16 league games this term. He ended last term with four goals and two assists in 35 league games.

The England under-21 international can play across the front line, which should help Newcastle.

The Toons will be hoping to finish in the top four this term, and the addition of Gordon would come in handy.

The Everton man still has plenty to prove, and Howe can help bring out the best in him.

The Merseyside club will now have to bring in another forward before the January transfer window closes.

Gordon and Demarai Gray are the side’s highest goalscorers in the Premier League this term.

Sean Dyche is set to be named as Everton’s next manager, and the former Burnley boss needs attacking firepower to keep them up.

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