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Newcastle United Eyeing A Move For This Everton Attacker: What Will He Add To Howe’s Side?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, The Chronicle revealed that Newcastle United are eyeing a move for Everton attacker Anthony Gordon this summer. It has been mentioned that the Magpies are weighing up an offer to acquire the services of the English wide player during this summer transfer window.

Gordon’s Encouraging Rise At Merseyside

Gordon had a tough yet fruitful campaign at Goodison Park recently but deserves credit for producing some impressive displays as a key member of Frank Lampard’s attack. The Liverpool-born talent managed to help the Toffees avoid relegation from the Premier League and did well to score four goals and secure three assists in 40 matches for them across all fronts.

The English sensation was a consistent performer in the final third as he averaged 1.3 shots, 1.0 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per game in Premier League football. However, he needs to work on improving his ball distribution after completing just 74.2% of his attempted passes in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).

St. James' Park
St. James’ Park

What Will Gordon Add To Newcastle United Boss Eddie Howe’s Side?

Gordon is a hard-working wide player who can make some solid tackles to make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park.

The English talent can generate space for himself to get some shots in at goal and can set up a few inviting chances for his teammates in the attacking third of the field. He can even complete a few decent dribbles with the ball out on the flanks. Gordon is primarily a left-sided wide player but can even operate on the right wing or play as an attacking midfielder down the middle if required.

At 21, Gordon has got a very promising future ahead of him but has to find ways to improve his numbers in the final third. Still, Newcastle should focus on getting a deal down for him as he has the potential to become a future star in English football.

Eddie Howe is in dire need to add more quality to his attack this month if he wants his team to challenge for a European spot in the Premier League this season. Gordon fits the bill perfectly as he will add some energy and goals to Howe’s frontline at St. James’ Park. He could even increase competition for places within the Magpies’ squad. Thus, Howe should think about going all out to bring him on board during this summer transfer period.

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