Magpies In Sensational Move For Free-Agent Dan Gosling

There is a report in Sky Sports today that Newcastle are in a shock move for Everton’s young England star Dan Gosling.

Dan Gosling – Magpies in shock move for Everton youngster

And we’ve only just seen the exciting news, after helping to report Germany’s crushing 4-0 defeat of Argentina for the Daily Telegraph – at least England scored one – or was it two goals we scored against the Germans. 😀

It turns out that Everton may lose their highly rated 20 year-old central midfield player on a free transfer this summer, due to what looks like a contract dispute or contract misunderstanding.

Sky Sports is reporting the Premier League have been asked to come up with a ruling, after the England Under 21 International was not given a new contract offer in writing by the Everton club, presumably before his current contract ran out.

However, Everton claim they offered Gosling a wage raise verbally, but nothing seems to have been sent to him in hard copy form by the due date, which would have been last Wednesday, June 30th – the last day of his previous contract.

And that could mean the player is now a free agent and be available for nothing – but if that’s the case watch other clubs move like greased lightning for this player.

Dan has played for every England Youth team since he was 16 and Everton will not want to lose the player, and we’d be surprised if they do lose him, because of what appears to be a technicality that could make him a free agent.

But the thing that is very  interesting about this news is  that Gosling must be bringing this action against the Everton club, because if everything was OK with the Everton contract, surely  Dan would just sign it – even though it may have been late.

Dan’s actions  suggests to us that another club has already talked to the youngster and maybe offered him a much better contract then Everton were offering him, and Dan is keen to accept that offer – which we have to hope is from Newcastle.

The news has obviously alerted a number of top clubs and newly-promoted Newcastle United are said specifically by Sky Sports to be one of those clubs – with no  identification of  any other specifically interested clubs – which could be good news.

The 5’10” central midfielder, who can play in many positions like central midfield, right midfield or right full-back, has so far  58 first class appearances to his name, and was sent out on loan to Plymouth Argyle in successive seasons from 2006, and appeared 24 times there with two goals during that time.

The Brixham-born (Devon) England U21 International has been playing with the Everton first team since 2008, as he further develops his game, and he has made 34 appearances for the Toffees since then with six goals.

Sky Sports is rightly reporting that since Newcastle do not have much money to spend in this summer’s transfer window, getting a top youngster like Gosling to Tyneside for nothing would be a major coup.

However, when a player is still under 23, and leaves his club, then that club is due compensation for the player, which is the case with Cardiff City’s 22 year-old Joe Ledley – so we can hardly believe Dan would be completely free.

And after fully understanding this Dan Gosling news, we changed the initial headline from “shock move” to “sensational move” and we don’t use that word too much on this web-site.

But it would truly be that kind of move, if the Newcastle club can pull this one off.

Comments welcome.

40 comments so far

  • Wud die for Aberystwyth Town FC

    Jul 3, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Jeez!! If we signed Gosling then I would be impressed. Hurry up Chrrisy H and get this deal done quick…

  • newcastle10

    Jul 3, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #2

    hope we sign him he is injured for 9 months from march

  • nuttyward

    Jul 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #3

    weve got NO chance of getting this kid.
    just another name being mentioned to ever growing list . Would love just love it if did get him but am not getting excited just yet

  • eltoro

    Jul 3, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #4

    The injury might put off better teams than ourselves from taking a risk. I haven’t personally got a great opinion of him. He lacks pace, strength, or amazing technique. He’s a tidy player and is only young but he is not one of the top youngsters in the country – I doubt he’ll step to full international for example.

    I’m not sure he could get much first team football here at the moment and I don’t think he is ready to play central midfield in the premiership yet, if that is to become his best position.

    I’m not getting too excited about this – mainly because I heard he might be available a couple of months ago and I don’t think there is much chance of him coming to us.

  • Toon1978

    Jul 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Not a chance i’m afraid. Would love this to happen but this is NUFC and nothing comes easy like this sort of thing. Nice report but just a flat rumour. Hope i am wrong!!!

  • jimiley

    Jul 3, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #6

    I would rather have Schweinsteiger on loan. If Ed reckons we can get the German on loan, we may have a chance with Gosling as well. CH is really picking up the pace on the transfer front.

  • gunnarnufc

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Don’t get your hopes up. Would obviously love to see him join us but that is very very very unlikely.

  • geordielad880

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #8

    HA HA HA HA this is possibly the funniest story i have ever seen, yeah i can really see him coming to newcastle, why would he leave everton??? and even more so why would he come to newcastle, surely he can get better wages elsewhere, more skysports dross,

  • geordielad880

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #9

    schweinsteiger on loan??? we will end up with players such a weiss on loan. I cant believe some of the players we are been linked to, we have no chance of signing schweinsteiger or gosling, none at all! it was the same with altintop, i couldnt stop laughing, he will give up playing champions league football for a relegation dog fight, ummmmm no

  • Howay The Lads

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #10

    geordielad880, are you a Mackem?

  • nuttyward

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #11

    @geordie ladif you think we are going to fight relegation you may aswell go and support the think our team is worse than brum; blackburn,wba,blackpool,west ham,stoke etc…

  • MacToon

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Allowed 4 loans a season BUT only 2 at a atime so don’t get too excited.

    and jimiley, very funny 😆

    As for the Argies, very disappointing and I’d say more so than us considering we should have equalised before the half time break!

  • jimiley

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #13

    There is so much doom and gloom on this blog. The fat man has done a good job saving us from administration and he is building up the club slowly on solid foundations. No silly buys and no silly wages. If we had 100 million to spend we would just waste it. Keep the faith in the owner and manager. The club is not in debt and the fat man might just surprise us all this close season and splash out a lot of money on transfers. He is worth a thousand million, so who is to say he won’t spend 20 or 30 on the Toon?

  • geordielad880

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #14

    no im not a mackem, im been realistic mate, and nuttyward i never said i thought we would go down, we will be down in the bottom 8 teams i would imagine, and thats fighting relegation. Howay the lads, half the bother at newcastle is the fans expectations, constantly calling for managers heads, stick with a manager and get behind him, build slowly over years, like everton have, stability is everything in football, we can get back to the top, if the club is stable, it takes time, and the fans have to realise we arent the club we once were, and we have to build again

  • Howay The Lads

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Sorry, I think your point’s right it’s just I thought you said it like a Mackem 😉

  • MacToon

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Errr, we are in debt, £50 million to a mortgage and £110 mill to Ashley…….
    So shame $hit different year/owner….

  • geordielad880

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #17

    i hate mackems, so it was insulting lol! 🙂 i just want some stability at the club, dont want anymore trophy signings, only decent big name i would like us to go for would be bentley, i would like us to go after players like onouha, players with their best years ahead of them, not andy o brien or shittu lol

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jul 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #18

    we need more than Gosling to keep us out hte sh1t next year – we have been crying out for a creatibe midfielder for 3 seasons now and still we queue up at the bargain counter waiting for Messi being knocked down to 500K

    Jimiliy – FaAsh is killing this club whilst he is clawing every last penny he can get out of it – the reason for no new players (proper ones not loans of frees) is that he has 48 million guaranteed overthe next 4 years – regardless of next year final position – I accept he has got rid of a lot of deadwood but announcing a wage cap and the ‘ban the mail’ campiagn just show how out of touch he is.

  • geordielad880

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #19





    Not a bad side, but would prefer another striker next to carroll, but cant see it happening really, we will probably sign harewood again lol

  • geordielad880

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #20

    I still wish we had a beardsley type player, someone who can open up defences, benayoun, petrov etc, someone who can just pick a pass and open up a team, the closest we have to that is barton

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #21

    onouha wont come becasue of asbo

    wat a gr8 buy he is – but apparently CH sees him as a new signing – perhaps the only one at this rate

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #22

    880 – when has asbo ever opened up a defence? other than a legal defence over his antics

  • geordielad880

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #23

    he is a great passer and a top player, when his head is right and when he is fit, but alot of ifs and buts, he has not proved anything, if he hasnt proven it on the pitch by jan i think we should cut our losses, i still say he is our best central midfielder by a country mile

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #24

    that the problem – if he is our best – we are bu883red

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #25

    also the fact that all hte time Asbo is there other players refuse to come

  • geordielad880

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #26

    i agree we need more creativity, and if hughton cannot see that, then something is wrong, its been easy to see for ages,

  • jimiley

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Black and white barmy

    I know he is killing the club. Its dead man walking time until we can get rid of him. Next loan signing please!!!! Anyone for O’Brien or Shittu? while the Boltons of this world are going for the players we should be after. Embarrassing really.

  • MacToon

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Embarrassing and little ambition especially considering our neighbours are eclipsing us atm with transfers etc.

    Ashley gambles with the cubs status, prem survival with little outlay, he’s done it and lost before so what will happen this season?

  • geordielad880

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #29

    I think we will get weiss on loan, and i heard a few weeks ago we would sign reynolds from motherwell, seen him loads, would be a good signing, solid centre half, would be a great additions, simlar player to when aaron hughes was at the toon, solid and reliable, and i think we will sign a central midfielder aswell,

  • MacToon

    Jul 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Dramatic last 5 minutes in the Spain V Paraguay game

  • Oba

    Jul 3, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #31

    It’s absolutely pointless buying new strikers if we don’t have the players to create chances for them. A creative AMC has to be a priority.

  • boater

    Jul 3, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Oba – I’m pretty sure that we need someone who can bridge the midfield to a lone striker – a no. 10 or a beardsley creative split striker – in other words. I see this as the only position in the side where a first team spot is genuinely up for grabs – the rest would be cover, with the possible exception of a marque right winger such as bently – but I still think routledge and guthrie will be fighting it out for that position in all likelihood.

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jul 3, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #33

    My God if this is true i will propose to CH!

    But in all likelyhood its not i so hope it is though.

  • howay man

    Jul 3, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #34

    he would be a brilliant addition to an already scouse rich side, (rtaylor,nolan,barton,guthrie etc) get him! doesnt he transer window just make football so brilliant. it probably wont happen but id love it if it did

  • tom tomb

    Jul 4, 2010 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #35

    No chance!

    Worst or most dissapointing world cup 11-


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  • Yorkie Dave

    Jul 4, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #36|category_root|13125=football

    off subject but the back of the kit looks plain white!

  • Solaidback

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Sorry to sound so gloomy but the chances of us getting someone like Gosling are a 1000-1 as others have said, someone higher up the food chain will snap him up over our heads, maybe even the Muckems knowing our luck with signing….. 🙁

    As for the search for a creative midfielder who can split defences, it doesn’t mean they have to be pacey as long as they can pass a ball properly & for those who think it’s Barton, dream on, he can’t pass wind without picking a fight with it first, he’s trouble I’ll give him3 months before he’s in up to his neck again….

    We also have to be realistic with regards our targets too, we’re not a big club anymore & can’t compete with many if any of the other PL clubs on the wages front or prices but for the next few years we’ll have to look at the bargain bucket players who’ll play for the team shirt, not the next wage packet, that way we”ll grow like other teams have, ie Stoke, Birmingham, Bolton, Fulham, Everton etc… not drop out of sight like the Smoggies…..

    Keep the faith guys, HWTL 🙂

  • Solaidback

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Btw guys, Kris Boyd has signed for the Smoggies on a reported 2 years deal, so we missed out on that one 🙁

  • gunnarnufc

    Jul 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Kris Boyd will tear the CCC apart. Not sure he’ll do as good in the EPL if the Smoggies manage to get there in the next few seasons. I for one hope they won’t.

  • Brutooon

    Jul 5, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #40

    offer him lots of money, he will come.

    plus he is a good player


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