Anthony Gordon jokingly told he’ll have to earn Fabian Schar’s protection after first meeting with Newcastle teammate since on-pitch scuffle last October

Fabian Schar jokingly told Newcastle new boy Anthony Gordon he would have to earn his protection at the club. Gordon completed a £45million switch to Newcastle last weekend to become the club’s second-most expensive signing. Anthony Gordon completed his £45m move to Newcastle on Sunday@NUFC Gordon and Schar became embroiled in an explosive fracas during Everton’s 1-0 defeat at St James’ Park last October. During the high-octane clash, Gordon squared up to Kieran Trippier after being on the receiving end of a strong tackle from the Magpies’ skipper. But Schar wasn’t having any of it and intervened by charging over to Gordon in support of his teammate. The scuffle became heated and the pair had to be separated. In a highly-anticipated moment, Newcastle United’s media team captured the reunion as they met for the first time as teammates. The pair began by shaking hands before Gordon joked that the Swiss defender will now be protecting him from defenders rather than the other way round. Gordon and Schar clashed during Newcastle’s win over Everton last October Most read in Football Arsenal sign Jorginho, Man United eye Sabitzer, Chelsea chase Fernandez, Cancelo leaves Chelsea man Cucurella had amazing reaction after being told Jorginho's joining Arsenal Caicedo, Fernandez in, Gallagher out, Jorginho shock - the deadline day deals to watch How Chelsea could end January transfer window in PROFIT despite £330m spending spree Chelsea to outspend entire league last January and double Arsenal record with Fernandez Laura Woods gives verdict on Jorginho deal as #EduOut trends and Arsenal fans fume But Schar hit back with a tongue-in-cheek remark, telling Gordon ‘You’ll have to deserve it first’ before smiling back at the former Everton man. Schar’s remark prompted a nervous giggle from Gordon who appeared ready to move on from the incident. It remains to be seen whether Schar opts to plant a ‘welcome to Newcastle’ challenge on him in training as has long been the case in football among new signings. After signing for Eddie Howe’s high-flyers, Gordon has revealed he was ‘convinced’ Newcastle was the right club for him. The two met for the first time since the explosive exchange in October Gordon nervously laughed after Schar’s light-hearted warning “Since I heard of the interest, I was always convinced Newcastle were for me,” Gordon told NUFC TV. “I think the fan base and the city really suits me as a person, the way the team are playing under the gaffer at the minute really suits me, and the club just look like they’re heading in the right direction. “I feel like it’s a really big step. I think under the gaffer, and the way the club’s going, I can really excel here.” Keep up to date with all the latest news, rumours and gossip with our LIVE transfer blog

Anthony Gordon jokingly told he’ll have to earn Fabian Schar’s protection after first meeting with Newcastle teammate since on-pitch scuffle last October

Fabian Schar jokingly told Newcastle new boy Anthony Gordon he would have to earn his protection at the club.

Gordon completed a £45million switch to Newcastle last weekend to become the club’s second-most expensive signing.

Anthony Gordon completed his £45m move to Newcastle on Sunday
@NUFC

Gordon and Schar became embroiled in an explosive fracas during Everton’s 1-0 defeat at St James’ Park last October.

During the high-octane clash, Gordon squared up to Kieran Trippier after being on the receiving end of a strong tackle from the Magpies’ skipper.

But Schar wasn’t having any of it and intervened by charging over to Gordon in support of his teammate.

The scuffle became heated and the pair had to be separated.

In a highly-anticipated moment, Newcastle United’s media team captured the reunion as they met for the first time as teammates.

The pair began by shaking hands before Gordon joked that the Swiss defender will now be protecting him from defenders rather than the other way round.

Gordon and Schar clashed during Newcastle’s win over Everton last October

But Schar hit back with a tongue-in-cheek remark, telling Gordon ‘You’ll have to deserve it first’ before smiling back at the former Everton man.

Schar’s remark prompted a nervous giggle from Gordon who appeared ready to move on from the incident.

It remains to be seen whether Schar opts to plant a ‘welcome to Newcastle’ challenge on him in training as has long been the case in football among new signings.

After signing for Eddie Howe’s high-flyers, Gordon has revealed he was ‘convinced’ Newcastle was the right club for him.

The two met for the first time since the explosive exchange in October
Gordon nervously laughed after Schar’s light-hearted warning

“Since I heard of the interest, I was always convinced Newcastle were for me,” Gordon told NUFC TV.

“I think the fan base and the city really suits me as a person, the way the team are playing under the gaffer at the minute really suits me, and the club just look like they’re heading in the right direction.

“I feel like it’s a really big step. I think under the gaffer, and the way the club’s going, I can really excel here.”

Keep up to date with all the latest news, rumours and gossip with our LIVE transfer blog


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