Liverpool ‘set to rival’ Newcastle United for youngster tipped for the top as Magpies winger is slammed

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The Magpies have some serious competition for one reported transfer target

Newcastle United reportedly face further competition as they contemplate a summer move for Bristol City’s highly-rated midfielder Alex Scott.

The England Under-20 star has come to the attention of a whole host of Premier League clubs after impressing throughout the season with the Championship club. He showed clear signs of his undoubted potential when the Robins fell to a 3-0 defeat against Manchester City in an FA Cup fifth round tie in February and earned the praise of his manager in the aftermath of the game.

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“He’s just a very unique talent and he’s got a very impressive temperament,” Nigel Pearson told BristolWorld.

“I think he’s destined for the very top, but football dictates to you what’s going to happen because you can’t always be in control of your own destiny. Alex Scott will, I think, continue to progress and he’ll be a top player. But he also knows that he’s got to do it for us while he’s here, he just enjoys playing football so it’s good to have young hungry players at the club as well as senior players who want to continue to perform and get better.”

Several Premier League managers are believed to agree with Pearson with the likes of Newcastle, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers all said to be among Scott’s admirers. But the most recent report from The Mail has suggested Liverpool are considering a summer move for the £25m-rated midfielder.

Former Magpies winger hits out at Anthony Gordon

Eddie Howe has cooled tension surrounding Anthony Gordon's reaction after being substituted (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Eddie Howe has cooled tension surrounding Anthony Gordon's reaction after being substituted (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Eddie Howe has cooled tension surrounding Anthony Gordon's reaction after being substituted (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon has been branded as ‘disgraceful’ for his reaction to being substituted in Saturday’s win at Brentford.

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The former Everton star was introduced as a half-time substitute for Jacob Murphy and played his part in a much-improved second-half display that helped the Magpies claim a 2-1 win at the Gtech Community Stadium. However, Gordon was replaced by Matt Ritchie deep in injury-time as Eddie Howe looked to wind down the clock and help his side boost their bid for the Champions League with an invaluable three points.

Gordon looked far from happy as he left the pitch and seemed to make his feelings clear to Howe - but former United winger Darren Ambrose believes the England Under-21 star should have put the team first, rather than allowing his frustrations to get the better of him.

He told talkSPORT: “I’m going to say it, I thought it was a poor reaction from Anthony Gordon. I think you get subbed on and you get subbed off for the team. It’s nothing to do with individuals, it has nothing to do with the performance. Eddie Howe wanted to see the game out against Brentford.

“To shrug off your manager like that I thought was disgraceful, to be honest, but then a few minutes later they’re in the dressing room having a picture so is it clearly made up? Eddie Howe is a great man manager, he will sort this situation out hopefully because he’s still a good football player.”

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