Sky Sports announced on Friday afternoon that an agreement had been reached between Newcastle United and Everton for Anthony Gordon to switch clubs.
Like The Athletic, The Mail, The Liverpool Echo and many others, confirming that the deal had been agreed.
A guaranteed transfer fee of £40m is the deal the two clubs have agreed, with another £5m in possible future add-ons if targets are met.
Sky Sports and others reported that Anthony Gordon will now see his doctor at the weekend, before an official announcement can be made.
The 21-year-old has already played in the Carabao Cup this season with Everton, so he will not be able to feature on Tuesday night. So it will be at home to West Ham on Saturday when Gordon could be ready to make his Newcastle debut, more likely off the bench than a starter I imagine.
Anthony Gordon’s Premier League career record so far has seen him make 65 Premier League appearances (42 starts, 23 off the bench), scoring seven goals and providing three assists, having played 4,270 minutes of PL football so far. Direct involvement in a goal (goal or assist) on average, every 427 minutes.
Although Eddie Howe clearly sees huge potential for improvement in the 21-year-old.
Ahead of this afternoon’s announcement, Sky Sports had previously argued why Newcastle United were so keen to sign Anthony Gordon.
Sky Sports publish this chart, which shows the 21-year-old’s contribution to the Premier League this season, compared to the rest of Everton’s squad:
Anthony Gordon, the club’s joint top scorer in the PL, although that’s just three goals in a very poor side.
However, he is also the best when it comes to shots on goal (16).
Sky Sports then produce another chart…
“Among fellow Premier League Under-21s, the chart below shows how Gordon is alone in hitting the target per 90 minutes and shooting accuracy, with only Bukayo Saka ahead of him for expected goals from open game (xG).’
Sky Sports is expanding even further:
“Gordon has operated mainly on the right flank this season, the youngster firing most of his accurate shots from the left side of the penalty area, scoring two of his three goals from this area.
His ability to cut inside and shoot from inside opposition boxes, between six and 18 yards, is typical of the modern inverted striker, and it’s worth remembering that Gordon plays for a club that has only scored 15 goals league this season, only Wolves. scored less
As a result of frequent kicks from the left side of the box, most of his attempts are fired low with his favored right boot into the goalkeeper’s left corner.
Eddie Howe has created a team that plays with a lot of energy and pace in midfield and wide areas.
Sky Sports comments on the 21-year-old:
“Arguably Gordon’s main strength is speed and sheer energy, having clocked the second fastest pace in the Premier League this season at 36.61km/h, bettered only by new Chelsea signing Mykhailo Mudryk “.
I think for me it’s a case of a young player with a lot of the raw materials that Eddie Howe looks for in a player.
The Newcastle United head coach sees huge potential to turn Anthony Gordon into a major asset for Newcastle United.
Source: Sky Sports explain why Newcastle United have agreed to buy Anthony Gordon from Everton