Eddie Howe issues Newcastle United transfer update amid renewed Anthony Gordon speculation
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The club moved up to third in the Premier League after tonight’s game at Selhurst Park. The game came amid renewed speculation over a move for Everton forward Anthony Gordon, the subject of an enquiry from the club last summer.
And Howe – who this week sanctioned the departure on loan of striker Chris Wood to Nottingham Forest – was asked if he had wanted another attacker on his bench.
United’s head coach said: “As a manager, you always want more. You always want more options. But I’ve got no issue with the squad strength or size.
"I think the point I was making yesterday was that if we got injuries, we’d be very light, and we’re keen to do business. We’re keen to bring a player in that can help us, but, as we know in this window, and I’ve said many times, there’s no guarantee that will happen.”
Howe was asked for a transfer update at Selhurst Park, where Newcastle stretched their unbeaten run to a club-record 15 games.
“We want to sign a player, for sure,” said Howe. “But I’ve been preparing for this game so I don’t have any fresh information to give you.”
Newcastle had asked about Gordon in the last window, and the forward was an unused substitute for Everton’s 2-0 loss to West Ham United this afternoon.
Chelsea had a £45million bid for Gordon rejected last summer.