Despite being part of a struggling Everton side, the 21-year-old managed to stand out and attract the eyes of some top English clubs.
The Englishman has shown excellent endeavour and work rate during his appearances with The Toffees thus far, alongside some effective passing abilities and technical skills on the ball.
While his G/A statistics remain pretty average, they certainly don’t do justice to the player’s potential, and they also haven’t prevented managers from recognizing his true value.
Gordon was strongly linked with a move away from Goodison Park last summer, with clubs such as Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly interested.
However, then-manager Frank Lampard managed to keep ahold of the man in demand, although that no longer seems to be the case.
With Lampard gone and Everton facing the drop, Gordon has been adamant about his desire to leave the club.
The forward skipped Everton training sessions 3 times in a row and provided no explanations for his absence.
This all but confirmed that Gordon was on his way out, especially with reports linking him to Newcastle United in the backdrop.
The Magpies have held a keen interest in the forward, and they’ve also made a bid in the region of £40m, which has been accepted by various sources.
An image of Gordon at St James’ Park further confirmed these reports, informing Newcastle fans of their new signing.
It didn’t take long for the picture to do the rounds online, although the attention of fans seemed to drift away from Gordon, and land instead on the lady seen walking beside him.
The mystery woman became the subject of intrigue from fans, and we’ve been able to narrow down her identity, and how she might be related to Gordon.
Her name is Annie Keating, a resident of Liverpool, and she is most likely the forward’s girlfriend.
She has been spotted by Gordon’s side on a number of occasions, including the signing of his first senior contract at Everton.
She was also clicked vacationing with the soon-to-be Newcastle forward.
Her Twitter activity further affirms the theory, as she has retweeted numerous Gordon-centric tweets from Everton’s account, including many from the forward himself.
With all of this put into context, her appearance at St James’ Park confirms that she’s definitely a part of Gordon’s inner circle.
While we aren’t ruling out that she’s a part of his camp, the available info certainly suggests that they’re linked romantically.