That is according to the Athletic, who state that there is a chance that the Magpies reignite their interest in the Leeds United winger.
They state that the 26-year-old could become a target for Eddie Howe again if a deal cannot be reached to bring Gordon to St James’ Park.
The Everton winger is currently Newcastle’s main target, and he is interested in a move to the North East. The only issue is the price, with the two clubs struggling to agree a fee for the 21-year-old.
It has been claimed that the Toffees want a deal worth £60million, which is how much Chelsea were willing to pay for Gordon during the summer. However, that is too much for Newcastle, and they will pull out of a deal if Everton don’t lower their demands.
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Hakim Ziyech has also been linked with a move to Newcastle, and appears to be the Magpies’ backup option if they fail to get Gordon. But the Athletic have suggested that Harrison could also return to the club’s radar.
Newcastle desperately tried to sign Jack Harrison in the summer
Howe wanted a winger during the summer, and appeared to turn to Harrison when it looked like Moussa Diaby was unattainable. However, the Leeds attacker proved to be just as difficult to sign.
Newcastle did offer £20million for Harrison in August, but it was turned down by Leeds. Andrea Radrizzani was adamant that he was going nowhere, and that proved to be the case.
But Harrison’s future is still up in the air, as he enters the final 18 months of his contract at Elland Road. He has recently been linked with Leicester, while the Athletic think he might return to Newcastle’s radar. That would only be if a move for Gordon fails.
However, it is likely that some fans would rather the club tried to sign Harrison over the Scouser. He looks to be a more reliable play, and far less controversial. Harrison is having a better season too, boasting seven goal contributions compared to Gordon’s three. One of the former Man City player’s assists came against Chelsea, and it was described as ‘absolutely magnificent‘ by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
Alternatively, Gordon is much younger than Harrison, and certainly has a lot more potential. He has a higher ceiling, and could go on to become a special player at St James’ Park.
That deal is the Magpies’ priority right now, but the club could reportedly turn to an old target if Everton price Newcastle out of a deal.