Newcastle United’s chances of signing Anthony Gordon are surely over given how much Chelsea are reportedly about to bid for the 21-year-old.
Interest from the Blues first emerged over the weekend, and it’s been claimed that an offer of £40million was submitted.
That clearly isn’t enough for Everton to consider selling, as the Times report that Chelsea are set to return with an even bigger proposal.
Chelsea ready big offer for Gordon
According to the Times, Thomas Tuchel’s side are preparing to offer £50million to sign Gordon from Everton. That is a crazy amount of money.
It’s £15million more than Newcastle offered for him earlier in the summer. However, our £35million bid was turned down by the Toffees.
It was recently claimed that Eddie Howe’s side could return with a new offer, but that now feels incredibly unlikely with the cash Chelsea are prepared to splash.
No chance of Gordon to Newcastle now
Newcastle are being very careful not to overspend this summer. With that in mind, there’s simply no way that Gordon will be moving to St James’ Park.
£50million might be enough to tempt Everton into a sale, but there’s no chance Newcastle will pay that amount. It’s the same fee they offered Leicester to sign James Maddison, and he is a much better player.
While the Magpies can clearly afford Gordon at £50million, that doesn’t mean they should. Newcastle will be wise to steer clear at that price.
Gordon is a very talented player but is clearly overpriced. Dan Ashworth has led Newcastle’s bid for the youngster, but will know not to spend too much on him. However, if Chelsea are willing to push the boat out to get him then good luck to them.
It could all benefit Newcastle in the end, as Chelsea will be less likely to keep one of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic if they secure Gordon’s signature.
But no matter what happens, Chelsea’s next bid of £50million for Gordon surely kills off Newcastle’s hope of signing the Scouser.