Liverpool planning ‘new Gordon bid’ for ‘one reason’ as Newcastle United star’s ‘head is a mess’

Lewis Oldham
Liverpool transfer target Anthony Gordon
Anthony Gordon has been linked with a move to Liverpool.

According to reports, Liverpool are planning to submit a ‘new bid’ to sign England and Newcastle United star Anthony Gordon this summer.

Gordon has massively surpassed expectations following his £45m move from Everton to Newcastle United.

The winger won Newcastle’s in-house Player of the Year award at the end of the 2023/24 campaign after he grabbed eleven goals and ten assists in the Premier League.

Despite this, Gordon has been heavily linked with a move elsewhere in recent weeks as Newcastle have looked to sell a couple of valuable assets so they do not breach the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules.

The Magpies have earned around £64m by selling Yankuba Minteh and Elliot Anderson to Brighton and Nottingham Forest, while Liverpool have pursued Gordon.

Last week, it was reported that Newcastle were ‘ready to sell’ Gordon with Liverpool in talks over a potential cash-plus-player swap deal involving defender Jarrel Quansah.

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It’s since emerged that Gordon’s “head is in a mess” after being “denied his dream move” from Newcastle United to Liverpool.

The report claims Gordon ‘had been extremely keen on the move and his head has been turned by the interest shown in him’ and there had been a stage in negotiations where he ‘thought he would be signing for Liverpool, but after conversations between the clubs, a bid did not materialise’.

However, according to Football Insider, Gordon’s proposed move to Liverpool could be back on as they are ‘plotting a second bid for the Newcastle United winger this summer’.

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Regarding the supposed ‘£80m reveal’ about Gordon and the ‘reason’ for Liverpool’s interest, the report explains.

‘Football Insider revealed that Newcastle would accept an initial £75-80million rising to £100m with add-ons, as they hold out for a significant profit on the player they signed for £45m from Everton in Janaury 2023.

‘Gordon’s name had been mentioned before June 30 as someone to cash in on as Newcastle contended with profit and sustainability issues, but the club and Eddie Howe were determined to keep him.

‘Newcastle wants a minimum fee of £70million, and sources say Liverpool could find that price tag too high.

‘That’s why the Premier League giants might have to consider alternative options this summer to bolster the attacking side of their squad. But it also remains to be seen whether Gordon wants the move or not when he returns from international duty, as that could cause Newcastle an issue.

‘One reason why Liverpool wants another winger is that Arne Slot is set to use Gody Gapko in a different position.’