Newcastle Sign Youngster Anthony Gordon From Everton

By Chimezie Nebolisa
Anthony Gordon
Anthony Gordon

Newcastle announced the signing of Anthony Gordon from Premier League rivals, Everton on a long-term deal for a fee that could rise to £45 million ($56 million).

The 21-year-old winger is the first arrival of the January transfer window at St James' Park.

Speaking to newsmen, Gordon said: "Since I heard of the interest, I was always convinced Newcastle were for me. I think the fan base and the city really suits me as a person, the way the team are playing under the gaffer at the minute really suits me, and the club just look like they're heading in the right direction. I feel like it's a really big step. People haven't seen what I'm capable of yet. I think under the gaffer, and the way the club's going, I can really excel here."

The Tyneside club manager, Eddie Howe described Gordon as a "top talent".

"I'm really excited to work with him, to develop him, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do in a Newcastle shirt," he added.

Newcastle are third in the Premier League, with only one league defeat all season.