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Anthony Gordon transfer 'development' emerges as Liverpool should still pursue '$90m' deal

Anthony Gordon on the bench for England at Euro 2024.
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While any deal for Anthony Gordon to move to Liverpool that involved Jarell Quansah was always going to be a non-starter, there is no doubt that the Newcastle United forward is a top talent who would offer plenty for his boyhood side.

A year and a half after he left Everton, Gordon has become one of the leading forwards in the Premier League. For most people, it has been a surprise that he hasn't played a bigger role for England at the summer's European Championship and the Liverpool interest in his signature should come as no shock.

As well as Liverpool, however, Manchester City could also compete to sign Gordon from Newcastle, according to Football Insider. The Reds, of course, have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old but Pep Guardiola is said to be an admirer of him too. The Etihad side could provide competition for his signature if Newcastle is willing to sell.

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Liverpool is plotting a second attempt at signing Gordon, a separate report from Football Insider has claimed. Eddie Howe, though, is very keen to keep the 23-year-old at St James' Park having survived the PSR deadline by selling Yankuba Minteh and Elliot Anderson instead.

According to the report, Newcastle would demand at least $90m (£70m/€83m) for the player, which supposedly might be deemed too much for Liverpool. But that would surely be what he would be expected to be valued at considering Newcastle paid around two-thirds of that $58m (£45m/€53m), to be exact — to to sign him from Everton around 18 months ago.

Given his output since and a variety of other factors, that would seem to be about right in the current transfer climate. Gordon has become a player who would improve any squad in the world.

Liverpool.com says: If the price that Newcastle would demand really is $90m then that feels like a decent deal for a Premier League-proven, homegrown, 23-year-old attacker who reached double figures for both goals and assists last season. For that kind of sum, Liverpool should be all over a deal for him.

While Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo can both play down the left side, Gordon would be an upgrade. He is also four years younger than the Colombian. With only two years left on his Newcastle contract, even if Liverpool cannot get a deal over the line this summer, the Reds should be eyeing him up in the future. If he wants to come to Liverpool, he simply shouldn't pen an extension, with the North East side then backed into a corner over his valuation.