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Report: Newcastle still interested in signing £35m star, he’s a better dribbler than Foden
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Report: Newcastle still interested in signing £35m star, he’s a better dribbler than Foden

Newcastle United are still interested in signing Everton winger Anthony Gordon, and could make another approach, according to Chronicle Live.

The report suggests that Newcastle are considering approaching Everton again to sign about the 21-year-old winger, after submitting a £35m bid for him in the summer.

Newcastle believe Frank Lampard may need to invest further in his squad given a mounting injury crisis at the club and this could open up the possibility of signing Gordon.

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Lampard’s side are already without first-choice striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and lost Ben Godfrey and Yenny Mina to injuries during their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Everton have previously told Newcastle that Gordon is not for sale, and Eddie Howe’s side were met with similar resistance when approaching Leicester City about James Maddison.

There were previous reports this summer that Gordon could sign a new contract at Goodison Park, but his head may be turned if Newcastle decide to make a bid.

Newcastle still interested in Gordon

After Newcastle’s 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest, Eddie Howe admitted he still wanted more attacking reinforcements before the transfer window shuts.

Howe’s side have been linked with a number of forwards during this window, however, they’ve been unable to get any over the line.

Timo Werner was one name linked with a move to Tyneside, but he looks set to re-join RB Leipzig.

They could also be set to compete against Chelsea and Manchester United to sign young forward Benjamin Sesko, but a deal isn’t close at this time.

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Gordon – who’s traditionally a winger – played in the centre-forward role for Everton on Saturday, and that versatility is one of the reasons Newcastle are so keen to sign him.

He’s not a prolific scorer, with just four goals in 50 league appearances, but he’s a menace with the ball at his feet.

He completed 44 successful dribbles last season, more than any other Everton player except Demarai Gray, and more than the likes of Paul Pogba and Phil Foden.

The top of that list was of course Allan Saint-Maximin, and a combination of the two of them of either wing for Newcastle is a very scary thought.

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