Why Liverpool might force Anthony Gordon Newcastle transfer out

According to the Daily Star, an Anthony Gordon Newcastle transfer out could well be on the cards in this summer's transfer window, with Liverpool thought to be interested in signing him.

Gordon only joined Newcastle United from Everton last summer in a deal worth £45m, so are likely to be reluctant to sell so soon, but to stay on the right side of the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR), the mega-rich Magpies may be forced to sell one or two of their star players.

However, they are thought to be demanding a figure of close to £100m to let Gordon go, and impending new Reds manager Arne Slot may have his sights on other transfer targets. One other reported Liverpool target is thought to be West Ham United winger Mohammed Kudus, of whom Slot is a huge fan.

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One factor to be seriously considered in this potential transfer is that Gordon is a boyhood Liverpool fan, despite coming through the ranks at Everton. He admitted in an interview with The Overlap in April that he idolised Anfield legend Steven Gerrard growing up, and is also a huge admirer of current Reds star Mohamed Salah.

There has been talk of a possible move to the Saudi Pro League for the Egypt international, which would free up a space on the wing for someone like Gordon. Indeed, he has had an exceptional season at Newcastle so far, boasting 12 goals and 11 assists in 48 games in total over all competitions, and has played himself into contention to be on the plane for England heading to Germany for Euro 2024.

Nonetheless, at 23 years of age, Gordon still has so much potential, and it could turn out to be a smart investment from Liverpool in the future should they decide to buy him now. However, he will not come cheap, and the Reds will have to seriously consider whether he is worth such a huge sum of money.

Adam is a lead writer on Football Whispers. He is a big Arsenal fan, and also follows his local club Wealdstone, made famous by The Wealdstone Raider, of whom he has interviewed. Adam also follows darts, boxing, cricket and tennis, among many other sports.