Mon 20 Nov 2023, 09:40 · Ash Harrison

‘Good option’: Alan Pardew says ‘exciting’ 22-year-old Newcastle player ‘must’ go to Euro 2024

‘Good option’: Alan Pardew says ‘exciting’ 22-year-old Newcastle player ‘must’ go to Euro 2024
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Former Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has had his say on Anthony Gordon's international future.

Anthony Gordon has been Newcastle's most consistent player this season so far and many fans are perplexed at how he is constantly being overlooked by Gareth Southgate for England. Especially when players in worse form and even injured players are being picked ahead of him.

Meanwhile, Steve Clarke is hoping he can convince the energetic winger to ditch England and link up with Scotland, a prospect that is probably looking more enticing each time Southgate passes him up.

Southgate says Gordon is on his radar

The England boss has spoken of Gordon and has mentioned that he's on the cusp of a call-up, so if he keeps performing as well as he has been, then surely Gordon will go to Germany in the summer for Euro 2024.

Former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has added his voice to the choir for an England call-up for Gordon.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Pardew called Gordon 'exciting' and hailed him as a 'must take' for the Euros.

'There's something exciting about him'

“I’ve actually got Anthony Gordon as a ‘must take’.

“I think the way he plays, he could be a good option off the bench. If I was Gareth, I’d get him in the group as soon as this result is over.

“You’ve got Grealish, you’ve got Sterling who’s in great form and you’ve got Rashford. You’ve got lots of lovely options there.

“There’s just something about Gordon and Newcastle at the moment. There’s something exciting about him. I genuinely feel that he could add something to the group.”
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Surely, Anthony Gordon has to go to the Euros next year

It still baffles us how the lad can lead England to the U21 European Championship title, pick up player of the tournament there, come back to his club and dominate and yet still, Southgate will pick an injured Bukayo Saka over Gordon. Obviously, when Saka is fit he gets the nod, but why bother calling him up when he can't play when there's a perfectly good replacement right there?

The only positive of Southgate's ineptitude is that it gives Gordon time to rest during the international break which can only be good for Newcastle.

If he's not on that plane in the summer though, there will be heck to pay. Heck I tells ya!