Manager of Newcastle United, Eddie Howe believes that new signing Anthony Gordon can add something different to the club as they push for a Champions League spot.
The Magpies completed the signing of the England U-21 player from Premier League rivals Everton who are facing a relegation battle towards the foot of the Premier League.
Everton confirmed the forward's departure from the Toffees on Sunday after both clubs reached an agreement on an initial fee of £40m plus add-ons that could see the deal rise to £45m in total.
Gordon who is a home-grown product of Everton made 65 league appearances for his boyhood club and scored seven goals since making his debut in 2020.
His move to the Tyneside club makes him the second-highest transfer in Newcastle's history, behind £63m Alexander Isak who joined the club from Real Sociedad in August a year ago.
✍️ We are delighted to announce the signing on Anthony Gordon on a long-term deal!— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 29, 2023
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Commenting on Gordon's arrival while previewing the EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Southampton, Howe said he is absolutely delighted to have a talented young player who will bolster his team's attacking options.
"He'll give us a lot. He is a young player with huge potential to have an impact on our season.
"He's very quick, versatile, can play off both sides. The best is yet to come from him but he can add something different.
"We are getting someone who is fiercely determined, ambitious; he's got a nice balance between confidence and knowing there's things to improve in his game."
Gordon having arrived at Newcastle assured the Magpies that he is going to produce his best performance to help the club excel.
“Since I heard of the interest, I was always convinced Newcastle were for me,” Gordon told Newcastle’s website.
“I think the fan base and the city really suit 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.”