Newcastle United pushing for ‘one more’ transfer after Anthony Gordon
Newcastle United may have another deal to do ahead of the deadline as they close in on Anthony Gordon.
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Newcastle United may not be done yet after their blockbuster agreement to sign Anthony Gordon.
The Magpies are closing in on a deal to sign Gordon after agreeing a £40million fee to sign the forward. Newcastle didn’t look likely to spend big during this window, but following failed efforts to sign the likes of James Maddison and Jack Harrison in the past, the opportunity to sign Gordon seems to have proven too much to resist.
But Eddie Howe is not done there, it seems, with one more transfer required, according to the Newcastle boss. At least that’s what The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has claimed. It’s claimed West Ham United star Harrison Ashby is the main target ahead of next week’s deadline, once the Gordon deal is over the line.
Edwards tweeted: “Ashby from West Ham still a possibility but that’s likely to be it.”
Ashby is a 21-year-old right-back who has made just one Premier League appearance for West Ham so far, but Howe will be thinking of potential long-term replacements for Kieran Trippier, and Ashby could well fit. Naturally, though, West Ham are not likely to want to lose Ashby, given his talent and the bright future that seemingly lies ahead.
West Ham have already lost a number of young talents over recent times, and Ashby could be the latest, rejecting a contract offer in the winter. Given Newcastle’s interest, the defender may now be even less willing to sign a new deal, especially with the financial incentives the Magpies are willing to offer.
It will be interesting to see whether Newcastle can get this one done, especially with the deadline now fast-approaching. With Ashby still under contract, West Ham would be due a fee, and they may also be due training compensation, though, it’s clear money isn’t a particular concern with the backdrop of a £40million transfer.