Anthony Gordon, a winger for Newcastle, is being chased by Scotland in the hopes that he will move teams after being turned down by England again.
Gordon has played a lot for England’s under-21 team, and he helped the Young Lions win the European Championship last summer. The team led by Gareth Southgate has games coming up against Malta and North Macedonia, but Gordon has not been picked.
Having done well since moving from Everton to the Magpies, he’s scored goals against Newcastle’s main foes. That wasn’t enough to get the England manager to add him to the new team, though, and the Daily Record says Scotland is now ready to strike.
England has chosen wide players like Jarrod Bowen, Jack Grealish, Bukayo Saka, and Phil Foden, so Gordon doesn’t fit in. Having someone as good as him on the Scotland team would be very helpful, especially with the Euros coming up next summer.
Scotland did very well in qualifying, but they didn’t make a big impact at their last major event, which was a few years ago. And Gordon is just one of many English players who aren’t on the national team that Scotland is trying to get to switch teams.
The forward for Newcastle was born in Merseyside, but he can play for Scotland because his paternal grandparents are from Scotland. His Newcastle teammates Harvey Barnes and Tino Livramento are also said to have caught the attention of the people in charge in Scotland. John Carver, who is Scotland’s assistant boss, said that they are looking for new players.
“If someone has a Scottish family member, then we have to look into it,” he said. He will then make the choice, but we know that it will have a big impact on their future. Newcastle is my favourite team, and I watch them more than anyone else. We know that they have some great players who can play for Scotland but have never been capped by England at the top level.
An international match between England and Scotland was recently held at Hampden Park. England easily beat Scotland 3-1. Some of the people who are currently trying to attack them are Lyndon Dykes and Ryan Christie.