Everton winger Antony Gordon has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League highflyers Newcastle this January.
However, despite being tipped to be a ‘brilliant signing’ for the Magpies, it’s easy to forget Gordon actually had a feisty exchange with one of their stars earlier this season – and it wasn’t just any Magpies player, either.
Newcastle had gone ahead after half an hour thanks to Miguel Almiron, but just before half-time the cagey affair took a turn after Gordon went down inside the box.
The forward had gone down softly after a challenge from Toon centre-back Dan Burn inside the penalty area.
As a result, an unimpressed Newcastle captain Kieran Trippier marched towards the Everton ace and appeared to tell him he wasn’t pleased with how easily he went down.
Gordon was clearly angered by Trippier’s reaction, and the pair went face to face as they exchanged words, with the Toffees youngster appearing to call the England international a ‘stupid little t***’.
Fabian Schar then intervened and put the youngster in his place, shoving him away and warning him with a point of his finger.
The matter quickly descended into chaos as 17 players from both sides got involved, and Nick Pope, Bruno Guimaraes and Amadou Onana were all shoved.
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In the end, the home side held onto their lead to seal a 1-0 victory , but tensions remained high between the teams for the rest of the game after that fiery exchange.
Wantaway Everton star Gordon had not turned up to Everton’s Finch Farm training ground for three straight days amid his links to Newcastle.
However, he was seen arriving for the first-team session on Friday morning, with talks between the two clubs over his transfer at a standstill.
Everton are set to appoint a new manager in Sean Dyche, but should the Premier League strugglers still want to sell Gordon, they may have to reduce their £60million asking price if he’s to make his move before Tuesday when the transfer window slams shut.