The Magpies are in need of a forward after Chris Wood was allowed to join Nottingham Forest. He has moved to the City Ground on loan, with the deal including an obligation to buy the 31-year-old for £15million.
It was a great bit of business by Dan Ashworth, but the deal leaves Newcastle light in attack. That is why the club are looking for forwards, with a wide player seemingly top of Howe’s list.
Everton youngster Gordon is on that list, after the Magpies failed to sign him during the summer. He was wanted by Newcastle and Chelsea, but remained at Goodison Park. That’s despite the fact that the Blues were willing to pay £60million for him.
The 21-year-old now finds himself in the relegation zone, playing for a team without a manager. Frank Lampard was relieved of his duties on Monday after the defeat to West Ham left them joint-bottom of the Premier League.
Even more changes could be on the horizon at Everton, with Gordon currently heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park. And it sounds like he could be keen on swapping Merseyside for Tyneside.
Anthony Gordon impressed with Eddie Howe at Newcastle
According to the Chronicle, Gordon has been impressed by what Howe has done as Newcastle manager.
The 45-year-old joined the Magpies in late 2021, guided the club to safety against the odds and is now challenging for Champions League football. And he has done it by improving players who were previously struggling at St James’ Park.
The likes of Joelinton, Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff, Joe Willock and Fabian Schar are huge players for Newcastle, with Howe giving each of them a new lease of life.
It is no wonder Gordon is impressed. Howe is a manager who makes players better, and that is exactly what the winger needs. He clearly has a lot of potential, and can hopefully realise it if he joins Newcastle.
Ashworth is reportedly a fan, and the feeling is seemingly mutual. The Chronicle add that the Toon Sporting Director has the respect of Gordon’s representatives.
Combine that with his admiration for Howe and they are two reasons to believe that a deal can be done between Newcastle and Everton. All it could potentially come down to is the price.