Newcastle United’s ‘clever’ transfer decision praised after club ‘fought’ to secure signing
Gordon then made his Newcastle debut as a substitute at the weekend, replacing Allan Saint-Maximin for the final 20 minutes of their draw with West Ham. The 21-year-old impressed during his time on the pitch, exciting supporters with some lightning quick runs and link-up play with his new teammates.
Former Magpies winger John Barnes believes that signing Gordon was a ‘clever’ move by his former club and backs Gordon to impress at St James’s Park.
Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Newcastle needed a bigger squad, so that was why they signed him. He is a very good young English player and he brings a lot of energy and dynamism.”
“I don't think he will walk straight into the starting lineup but it's a very good deal for Newcastle. Everton asked for a lot more money last summer, so I think that it was a clever decision by Newcastle to wait a bit.”
Gordon has himself admitted he felt the pressure of making the move to the Magpies and aims to repay the faith shown in him following a ‘risky’ transfer from Newcastle.
“Dan [Ashworth], the manager and the owners have fought hard to get me here which shows they trust me to help the club move forward,” Gordon said.
“I’m at a young age so it is a big risk for them but I could not be more thankful and happy they’ve done that. I really think I can help the club and I’m sure they can help me a lot in the upcoming years.”