Newcastle After Fee Agent Dan Gosling

There was good news for Newcastle fans yesterday, and what must be very frustrating news for Everton fans.

Dan Gosling – now officially a free agent

As we reported very early this morning the Premier League have come out on the side of Dan Gosling in the contract argument between Dan Gosling and the Merseyside club.

They adjudicated the argument and have agreed that Everton have not made a written offer to the player before the mid-May deadline, and therefore since his contract ended last week on 30th June, he has been deemed a free agent – and available for nothing in the transfer market.

Presumably that will even mean that Everton are nor even due compensation for the player, which is usually given to the clubs of free agents who leave under the age of 23.

We think Dan is just one of the players that manager Chris Hughton is surprised has become available this summer – and yes it is a surprise and the Everton club must be kicking themselves – so to speak.

Now the race is on to to get Dan Golsing, and of course he can expect a much better contract elsewhere than was offered to him, but only verbally, by the Everton club.

This is a wonderful chance for Newcastle to show they have pulling power for young players, but the news is that West Ham United  and Sunderland are already  interested, and the number of clubs trying to sign the England U21 International may rise significantly in the next day or two.

That means if Newcastle are going to make a deal with the player they should do it quickly, but we hardly believe Newcastle’s offer will be the best one made – but it will be a good one.

But Newcastle don’t want players to come to Tyneside any more just for the money, so if Dan does arrive at Newcastle,  it will be largely because he wants to come to play for the Newcastle United club, and that’s what we want to see from all our incoming players this summer.

Dan has played 34 times for Everton over the last two seasons with 6 goals, and before that was on loan at Plymouth Argyle where he played 24 times with 2 goals.

His best days are still ahead of him, and he is exactly the type of player Newcastle want to sign at the club.

He suffered a bad ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury at the end of March, and is currently recuperating from that serious injury.

It usually takes at least six months for footballers to recover from an ACL, which just 20 years ago would have ended a player’s career.

We are keeping our fingers tightly crossed that Newcastle can get this player on Tyneside – and fairly imminently.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Chris F

    Jul 7, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    it’d be a good move if it came off, but i don’t think it will – he’d get better offers, and chances are that if he’s been pushing for this decision, someones already tapped him up.

  • nden85

    Jul 7, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    would be a great signing, but you can almost guarantee interest is going to be high in him and we’ll get blown out of the water in a bidding war with just about anyone.

    i would also like to see us focus on getting a decent young striker in as a priority, someone with pace to burn. our central midfield is strong at the minute.

  • Tom

    Jul 7, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #3

    We absolutely should be after him, but I think we would struggle to win the race.

  • lesh

    Jul 7, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    “That means if Newcastle are going to make a deal with the player they should do it quickly”

    On your marks….. Get set…. S**t, missed him!

  • gorskino10

    Jul 7, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Dan was not on Loan at Plymouth he was there as a youngster as was tipped very highly as a big player and then was sold for around £1 Million to Everton, would be a good signing as he has an eye for goal from a midfielder and would slot in our team right away.

  • ToonMad92

    Jul 7, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #6

    I live in plymouth and saw Gosling play in the argyle team from 16 he has bags of ability that can be seen , but if newcastle make a serious offer to him i cant see why he would turn down first team football because he would be playing week in week out , and it would be a nice bit of pace and youth too the team , the current squad is no where fast enough for the premier leauge

  • lewizc1995

    Jul 7, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #7

    good hope we get him , he’s mint


    Jul 7, 2010 at 6:21 PM

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    Jul 7, 2010 at 6:22 PM

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  • simon winham

    Jul 7, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Would be a class free agent signing also we wudn’t have to pay any compo to everton. Here on skysports Us, West Ham and Sunderland are after him though


    Jul 7, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #11

    gough was sayin we had signed him not heard it anywhere else

  • pearceet

    Jul 8, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #12

    BBC Sport are reporting that Everton could be due as much as £4m if he leaves…… As much as I would love to see the lad on tyneside I am afraid we will not spend that kind of money on him.

  • ToonMad92

    Jul 8, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #13

    so i have read this morning he is taking everton to the premier leauge board to prove he is a free agent so no compensation would be payed but if he is still with everton and we give him a contract could cost reportedly 1.5 or 4 mill , would be a good signing never the less


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