Official: Anthony Gordon joins Newcastle on a £45m deal
After weeks of negotiations, the Everton winger completed a £40m move to Newcastle United on a long-term contract.
During the summer, there were many rumors about the possibility ofAnthony Gordon
leaving and joining Chelsea. While Richarlison joined Tottenham from Everton in the summer, Gordon was also close to the exit door atEverton
After failing to secure a summer move to Chelsea, the 21-year-old striker has officially joinedNewcastle United
on a long-term deal that sees the Magpies pay £40m upfront to Everton with an additional £5m payable in potential add-ons.
Speaking to NUFC TV, Gordon said:
"Since I heard of the interest, I was always convinced Newcastle were for me.
"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 they're heading in the right direction.
"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 club's going, I can really excel here."
"I'm delighted to sign Anthony – he's a top, top talent.
"I'm really excited to work with him, to develop him, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do in a Newcastle shirt."
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