Gordon failed to show as much as Everton coaching for a 3rd day in a row on Thursday and his future on the membership seems to be more and more doubtful. It’s thought a bid of round £40m may tempt Everton to promote.
Right here, we check out what the England U21 worldwide may provide Newcastle or different potential suitors…
The winger has solely made two substitute appearances for the reason that defeat to Wolves on Boxing Day and was an unused substitute in final weekend’s defeat towards West Ham.
Regardless of having restricted sport time since November, Gordon stays the membership’s joint-top scorer with three league objectives and has additionally fired a team-topping 16 pictures on the right track.
Amongst fellow U21s within the Premier League, the chart beneath reveals how Gordon is out on his personal in relation to hitting the goal per 90 minutes and capturing accuracy – whereas solely Bukayo Saka outguns him for open-play anticipated objectives (xG).
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Whereas the warmth map above clearly reveals how Gordon has operated primarily down the correct flank this time period, the teenager fires most of his correct pictures from the left facet of the penalty field – scoring two of his three objectives from this space.
His capacity to chop inside and shoot from inside opposition containers, between six and 18 yards out, is typical of the fashionable inverted ahead, and it is price remembering Gordon is enjoying at a membership who’ve scored solely 15 league objectives this time period – solely Wolves have scored fewer.
Because of ceaselessly capturing from the left facet of the opposition field, nearly all of his makes an attempt are fired low together with his favoured proper boot – to the goalkeeper’s left nook.
Power and velocity
Arguably, Gordon’s main energy is pure velocity and vitality, having clocked the second-fastest burst of tempo within the Premier League this time period at 36.61 km/h – bettered solely by new Chelsea signing Mykhailo Mudryk.
The graphic beneath plots Gordon’s bodily exertions towards all his present Everton team-mates and Newcastle gamers this season and divulges how he additionally ranks among the many elite for sprints – behind solely Jacob Murphy and Miguel Almiron.
Powerhouse golf equipment are drawn to the England U21 star’s tempo, vitality and eye for aim, whereas his tender years provide appreciable scope for improvement. In the meantime, his three-day absence from coaching seems to point his future at Goodison Park may very well be coming to an finish.