January 12, 2024

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Newcastle United are looking to sign a new striker this month, but they might already have the answer to their problems.


Eddie Howe is looking to add more firepower to his Newcastle United squad, with Callum Wilson currently out of action due to injury.


That has led to interest in Bournemouth forward Dominic Solanke, with the Magpies launching an enquiry for the 26-year-old.


As it stands, Newcastle only have one fit striker in Alexander Isak. However, there were times during this season that there was no one.


That led to Anthony Gordon playing through the middle, and he certainly did an adequate job. He led the line brilliantly in our Carabao Cup win over Manchester United, for instance.


Eddie Howe has spoke glowingly about the 22-year-old’s versatility, with Gordon capable of playing anywhere across the front three.


We have seen him play in multiple positions this season, but one of his former coaches expects Gordon to eventually transition into being a full-time striker.


Anthony Gordon could become a striker

David Unsworth worked with Anthony Gordon at youth level for Everton, and has spoke to the Athletic about the Scouser potentially switching from a winger to a striker.


I’ve always said he can play left, he can play right, he can link, he can play 10,” he said.


“He can actually play in the midfield three. But when he develops physically, upper-body wise, when he becomes a real mature man, I think he’ll actually end up as a striker if I’m being honest with you because he’s got everything and he’s good in the air as well.”


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Even more to come from Newcastle forward

Unsworth knows all about Gordon, having helped him rise through the ranks at Everton.


It is interesting to hear how confident he is about Gordon becoming a striker, as he is currently doing so well out wide.


He is enjoying the best season of his career, and looks completely transformed since making the move to the North East. Eddie Howe has done wonders for his career, while Gordon is proving to be well worth the £40million he cost last year.


He clearly has scope to become even better too, which is a tantalising prospect for Toon fans. But will that lead to him becoming Newcastle’s main man up front? Unsworth certainly thinks so.


That could end up saving the club millions of pounds, as signing a new striker is always going to be more expensive than signing a winger. It is food for thought for Howe, who must be absolutely delighted with where Gordon’s game is at right now

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