Newcastle Confident Of Signing Everton’s Dan Gosling

The news  a few days ago, that Dan Gosling could leave Everton for free, was amazing news.

Dan Gosling – that shirt he’s holding could soon be black and white stripes

But that was followed up yesterday by reports of a ruling on Tuesday, by the Premier League,  agreeing with Gosling’s side of the argument, and that Everton had to let Dan go because they didn’t give him a formal new contract offer by the due date.

And today the Newcastle United club are said to be confident, behind the scenes at least, of being able to sign the 20 year-old former Everton midfielder.

Contract negotiations for a new deal with Everton started with Gosling  a year ago apparently,  but the two sides were unable to come to an agreement before mid-May, which was the due date that a written contract offer had to be given to the player.

The Daily Mail today are reporting today that Newcastle are now confident they can get Gosling on Tyneside, and we have to believe they were the first club to be aware of the situation, and gained a lead on West Ham and Sunderland, who are two other clubs now reportedly after the Devon-born youngster.

Not surprisingly the Everton club will not be at all happy with what’s happened, and they certainly don’t  look too good,  and this will be an embarrassment to them,  and their fans have every right to be furious that their club didn’t get all the paperwork done.

The Merseyside club may be furious, but the major culprit in all of this seems to be them – although of course they’ll probably cast Dan as the villain – just to save face – that’s how these things work – right – blame anybody but yourself.

But what a royal mess-up, and that’s being polite about it.

It’s like Newcastle losing Andy Carroll for nothing, because the club didn’t abide by the contract rules in place – so you see what we mean – and we have to have real sympathy for the Everton fans.

The news today is that Newcastle have already held talks with the England U21 International, and if  Newcastle are said to be confident of signing the player,  we have to think those talks went very well, with hopefully Dan is anxious to arrive on Tyneside.

This would be a terrific coup for Newcastle, and even makes us look good.

Because the lad is still under 23 years-old, Everton are still due some compensation for their player, and the estimate Newcastle would have to pay is £1.5M.

If we get the lad, then expect an announcement quite soon, and the player is already said to be valued at around £4M – and will only improve – and that has to be good news.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Adssy Mccc

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Could be a good reactional piece of business – as long as we don’t go offering him stupid wages in our desperation to steal a march on the other clubs sniffing around…

  • gunnarnufc

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    I’m still taking this as a pinch of salt. Remember that if the media could be taken seriously we would have Rooney and Modric at this club.

  • Bucks mag

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t really rate Gosling that highly, I don’t think of him as a promising up-and-coming player. In my opinion he’s certainly no better than what we have already.

    Still, I suppose he fits our model and is good back up.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #4

    rodwell is everton’s real diamond, gosling not so much.

  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #5

    He will go to the highest bidder and that won’t be us!!!
    It’s a pie in the sky story, end of.

  • G-Man

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #6

    How many central midfielder’ s. Where’s this pacey forward we desperately need?

  • Aza9

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #7

    I think gosling would be a good young signing but where will he fit into the side? His prefered position is CM where we already have Nolan, Barton, Smith, Guthrie, Vuckic and Perch can cover here as well and his other position RB we have just signed Perch and already have Simpson and Taylor.

    So i think for us to sign Gosling we will have to sell either Smith or R.Taylor and i just can’t see that happening.

  • gunnarnufc

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    One thing I was wondering about, could it be that NUFC are waiting to see if the manage to sign Gosling before going through with the Cleverley loan deal?

  • ToonAllman22

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Get rid of smudge and R.Taylor and bring in Gosling, he is a much better player than both of these and also has age very much on his side, need to capatalise of Evertons muck up and get him into a black and white shirt

  • Mac

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #11

    I’m from Newcastle but live in Liverpool now. I go to a few games at Anfield and goodison. I have seen Gosling a few times and if i am really honesy i don’t rate him.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Sorry wrong link. Crazy runour going round we have been sold to a Middle eastener. I’m just passing it on. Don’t believe it for a minute !

  • noir9

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #13

    I can’t say that I’ve seen enough of the lad to judge him but if a current u21 england international is available on a free its looks a no-brainer to me. He’s also not likely to be fit until christmas which realy means it would be the new year before we see him playing so there is no rush to sell anybody.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Rumour has it Gosling was on Tyneside yesterday and has been given a contract offer to mull over

  • Kevin Nichol

    Jul 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #15


    Hi Ed,

    We won’t have to pay any compensation for Gosling at all;***we will get him on a free****

    The rules relating to compensation state that if a player whom has come through a clubs youth system and is under the age off 23 years; then a club can claim compensation for that player if he leaves on a free transfer ***only if his parent club have offered him a new contact on similar or better terms than his expering contract****

    🙂 the reason why everton are fuming is beacuse his contract has expired and they only verbally offered him better terms; Gosling is now a free agent because nothing was put to him in writing; which is why it has been such a grade a screw up on the adminastrative side of Everton FC…

    They cannot seek any compensation from him via a tribuanl because off this!!!!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 8, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Rumours darn souf’ that we are trying to pinch Robbie Keane on a season long loan from under the noses of Celtic, dunno how true like.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah Kevin is right, there is no fee involved, Gosling is a FREE transfer due to Everton’s cock up.

  • Sav

    Jul 8, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Well he won’t be playing before Xmas so no need to worry about an overcrowded midfield before then.
    After that, we can flog him back to the toffees if we like.

  • toonboyjake

    Jul 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #19

    NUFC_Richyg01 @ 16

    where did you hear that rumour? i live in london and have a few friends that are spurs fans and are quite knowledgeable with the transfers in/out there and they all seem convinced hes going to celtic for the season

  • slazberger

    Jul 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #20

    im with kevin on this, everton would only be due
    compensation if he was offered the same terms or better in writting.

  • howay man

    Jul 8, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #22

    yes yes yes yes gosling would be a great signing. then we can have an all merseyside associated midfield

    guthrie scouse + played for liverpool
    barton scouse +everton youth
    nolan scouse
    rtaylor scouse + played for tranmere
    gosling played for everton

  • Newutd

    Jul 8, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #23

    No thanks to Keane.


    Jul 8, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #24

    cant say i know how good he is, although sounds like he has good potential as a young english player. just wondering how everton actually view him if they have let this situation arise, moyes obviously dont rate him as highly as arteta, cahill, pienarr, rodwell, afro head etc

  • nuttyward

    Jul 8, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #25

    HONDA please please .


  • baro

    Jul 8, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #26

    I hope we sign this guy. Dan Gosling. He is young and and is improving every year. Its a bit crazy on the comments above where they are saying Newcastle United are sold to Middle-Easterners. A bit crazy.

  • punk skunk...

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Since when did any of our ‘actual’ signings get picked up on by the rags, before they happened?..
    …It’s into the years now!..
    They’ll write owt, there are people on here with better inside info…
    The rags are DEAD!..


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