Tue 9 Jul 2024, 11:30 · Ash Harrison

'It doesn't surprise me': Darren Bent now reacts to latest Newcastle United transfer rumour

'It doesn't surprise me': Darren Bent now reacts to latest Newcastle United transfer rumour
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Newcastle United fans barely get a moment to rest before one of their biggest stars is linked with a move away from the club by the media.

We, as a fanbase, endured months of speculation around Bruno Guimaraes and his £100million release clause, then it was Alexander Isak's imminent move to Arsenal and now it's all about Anthony Gordon.

Liverpool have a strong interest in the former Everton winger which came about after Newcastle offered the £45million man to the Anfield club in a desperate attempt to stave off any punishments for breaching PSR.

While that deal never got beyond the conversational stage, it did kick the hornets' nest and now there are daily reports from several outlets about Gordon's immediate future.

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Manchester City are reportedly keen on Anthony Gordon

One rumour that appeared was that Pep Guardiola was eyeing up Anthony Gordon as he looks to shake up his squad, however, that story was quickly squashed.

However, it still remains a talking point with Darren Bent speaking on TalkSPORT last night (08/07/24 at 6:20 pm) about whether he was surprised to see Gordon linked to Manchester City. (h/t HITC).

“No. Pep has looked at him and you know what Pep is like.

“It must be incredibly difficult, and even though Newcastle is a big club, when a side like Manchester City comes calling and a coach like Pep. You know what Pep can turn you into, so it doesn’t surprise me.

“If Pep sees something in Anthony Gordon that he likes, then it’s going to be incredibly difficult if they really do pursue that and for them to keep him.”
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Newcastle could cope with losing Gordon - but let's not test that theory

It's almost becoming the case that a statement signing for Newcastle is simply keeping hold of the players they have while so-called bigger clubs come knocking.

We are a bit nervous about the Anthony Gordon situation, the only thing that's keeping us from flipping out completely is that it will take a hefty chunk of money for Newcastle to accept a transfer offer, and we already have Harvey Barnes who could take over if the worst happened, as well as the money we'd raise from selling Gordon to potentially replace him.

That being said, we really, really, really hope that we can hang on to the winger this summer as he has the potential to be a Newcastle legend.