Former Preston North End winger Anthony Gordon is on the verge of a huge £45million move from Everton to Newcastle United.
Sky Sports report that Newcastle have agreed an initial fee worth around £40million which could rise to £45million.
The Magpies have been chasing Gordon in recent days and a rather unsavoury transfer saga has played out.
Gordon missed three days of training in a row and has made it clear that he wants to leave his boyhood club.
Everton have been in total chaos this week with Frank Lampard leaving the club and Tottenham hijacking their deal for Arnaut Danjuma.
Gordon potentially leaving the club has only added to the drama but it looks like he will be on the move very soon.
For Gordon to be on the move for around £45million not all that long since a disappointing loan spell at PNE is quite staggering.
Gordon joined PNE on loan in January 2021, penning a deal until the end of the season as he chased first-team experience.
Gordon showed promise for North End, offering direct dribbling and pace – two attributes we don’t see much of at Deepdale.
Yet the end product was inconsistent and Alex Neil often left him on the bench as he attempted to fight for his job.
Frankie McAvoy took over and didn’t exactly have a role for Gordon in a 3-5-2 system, so went back to Everton with a record of five starts, six substitute appearances, no goals and no assists.
Just two years later, Gordon is set to become an enormous signing for Newcastle and Eddie Howe.
There is clearly some potential in Gordon, and he has developed his game since being at North End, but that fee may raise a few eyebrows in the PNE fanbase.