Gordon is a Geordie
Anthony Gordon has signed for Newcastle United from Everton! The youngster puts pen to paper on a long term deal for an undisclosed fee and becomes the clubs second most expensive signing behind Alexander Isak.
Gordon started his career at Everton when he was just 11years old. He was named in the first team squad on the 6thDecember 2017 for their Europa League match against Greek side Apollon Limassol. He came off the bench to make his debut in the 88th minute as his side recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory.
He didn’t feature in his first Premier League fixture until January 2020 against West Ham United when he replaced Bernard in a 1-1 draw. In June that year, Gordon made his first Premier League start against the side that released him as a youngster…Liverpool. That match finished 0-0.
Preston North End landed the youngster on loan for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. Five days later he made his debut against Rotherham United, unfortunately for him it resulted in a 2-1 home defeat. He made 11 appearances for The Lilywhites during his short time there but failed to find the net. When he returned to Goodison Park after his spell at Preston, he established himself as a first team regular and was handed the number 10 shirt.
When it comes to representing his International side, Anthony Gordon has featured for the England side at most levels. After featuring for the Under 18’s & Under 19’s, he made his debut for the U20’s against Wales in a match played at St George’s Park on the 13th October 2020. England went onto win that match 2-0. Gordon received his first call up to the Under 21 National side on the 5th November 2021. Six days later, he made his debut at that level and scored two goals against the Czech Republic as the Three Lions won 3-1 at Turf Moor in their bid to qualify for the 2023 UEFA European Championships. Gordon leaves the Toffees after making 78 first team appearances and scoring seven goals.
Speaking to NUFCTV following signing for the Magpies, Gordon says “Since I heard the interest, I was always convinced Newcastle were for me”, he continues to say “I think the fan base and the city really suits me as a person, the way the team are playing under the gaffer at the minute really suits me, and the club just look like their heading in the right direction”. He finishes with “I feel like it’s a really big step. People haven’t seen what I’m capable of yet. I think under the gaffer, and the way the clubs going, I can really excel here.”
Magpies Boss Eddie Howe has said “I’m delighted to sign Anthony – he’s a top, top talent. I’m really excited to work with him, develop him and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do in a Newcastle shirt”.
As AG is cup-tied for Tuesday Night’s Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg against Southampton at St James’s Park, he will be legible to potentially make his debut for his new side in six days’ time also at home against West Ham United. Anthony did state this despite being cup tied for Tuesday, he will be at the game so he can witness the atmosphere of SJP properly.
I am over the moon that Anthony has signed for us. The lad is young, passionate and got bags of talent so he can be a world beater under Eddie Howe and his backroom staff. Just look at the likes of Joelinton and Miguel Almiron, they had no guidance under Steve Bruce and weren’t half the players they are now. Gordon suffered the same at Everton under Frank Lampard so coming to Newcastle will be the making of him. Worth every penny in my opinion. Welcome to the club youngin!