Newcastle Get Dan Gosling – Four Year Contract


News late tonight that Newcastle United have completed a deal for former Everton player, 20 year-old Dan Gosling,  according to the Daily Mirror.

Dan Gosling – signs 4 year deal for Magpies

The England under-21 International had talks with Bolton Wanderers, West Ham and Sunderland, but Newcastle were first in and favorites to sign the player – which is a huge coup for the Tyneside club.

Gosling has been allowed to leave Everton as a free agent because of an administrative error by the Merseyside club, who had verbally offered him a new deal but had not put that offer in writing before a mid-May deadline.

The news is that Dan may be getting around £25K a week on Tyneside with no transfer fee being involved, although Everton are appealing to get a compensation fee paid.

Dan will be out with his ACL knee injury that he suffered in late March until later this year, but this is just great news for Newcastle fans everywhere, and reflects well on the club and their ability to get the  job done.

Of course it will only be official when reported on the Newcastle United web site.

Comments very welcome.



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54 comments so far

  • Howay The Lads

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Link???

    Decent signing. Well done Chris

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  • wsquare

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #2

    hmm reference?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #4

    The article says that we agreed to sign him even if everton win their appeal, thats the reason he signed.

    But clearly the main reason is the 25k a week.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Gotta be good news even if he is out for a while but still have to wait for official news.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #6

    i’ll wait until this is posted on the nufc website thanks, fingers crossed though.

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  • wsquare

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #7

    all the best.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #8

    I agree its not 100% until its on the official site, but its quite strong to put “he has signed” in your morning newspaper, not “close to signing” unless they are very confident it happened.

    On a free, relatively low wages, cant really go wrong.

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  • ToonIreland

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #9

    hope it is true, but wont belive it till I see it on SSN, BBC sports or nufc.co.uk

    bring on de guzman now

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  • Flop

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Great news if true, it’s a good signing. Unlikely they’d release the story if they weren’t pretty sure. But I’ll wait to see him on the official site. Now for De Guzman and Djalo please Chris

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  • newcastle10

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #11

    great singing if true

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #12

    But Bolton have claimed and it’s placed on many forums he has joined them!

    wait till its on SSN or NUFC Official Site, and whats all these people calling for Djallo and De Guzman they will NEVER come to us be realistic lads and don’t go back to your old self that we can get ANY player!

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  • Howay The Lads

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s great singing no matter what if you’re in the Curva Nord 😉

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #14

    if its true this is brilliant for the toon. Things are looking up. Wonder if this was the shock the gaffer was talking about or if he has yet some more magic to sprinkle. I am so excited about the direction of our club boys for the first time in a long time. I fell like Big Mac (ashley) has finally gotten it. I feel like Hughton is the man to lead the toon out of the wilderness and back to the promised land of champions league glory. It also feels good to know that the monkey mackems couldn’t get gosling. This also has to help with resigning tayls and recruiting other players. Mike ashley is keeping the spending under control but still being reasonable enough to build a squad to begin the march back to european glory.,.,,,

    Great days ahead for us lads!!!!!!
    Howay the lads!!!!!
    All the way from the USA!!!!
    Toon Army til I die!!!!!

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  • howay man

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #15

    oh this is such a nail bitting drama best transfer saga since micheal owen came lets hope this one turns out better though.

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  • ollynufc180

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #16

    have to say i would be delighted if this is true……

    saying that i am not going to get too excited until its confirmed on Nufc.co.uk or Sky sports………

    if its true, for me we need a Lb, CB cover, goalscoring striker, cover winger, Loan CM

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #17

    ollynufc180…i hope when you say LB, you meant LB cover.

    And does anyone think that getting Gosling in would stop the bid for Cleverley on loan? Why would we want to play and nuture a man utd player who has championship experience ahead of a newcastle players with premiership experience in Gosling and Guthrie.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Only get loans IF we need them, 2 or 3 good signings and we could do ok #til new year window.

    BTW it’s Gosling not Messi we might sign lmao.

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  • ollynufc180

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #19

    yes of cousre LB cover 😉 lol

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  • Flop

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #20

    Unlikey to get a season long loan now maybe 3 or 6 months to cover till Gosling is fully fit. Wilshire might be the best option if that’s the case.

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  • boater

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Without wanting to get ahead here –

    where do you see him fitting into our side? Is he an automatic starter? And why is he leaving an upwardly mobile everton side for us? (trying to look from a neutral’s perspective).

    I know he’s highly rated but I don’t know him enough to know if we’ve got a genuinely good player or if he’s been a bit hype.

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  • boater

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #22

    The problem I have with loans from top 4 sides is there will be pressure on hughton to give them a required minimum game time- regardless of performances. So aye, if we can continue to develop our own stable of cracking young players that’s preferable.

    Left side cover, and 2 more strikers – one proven/one prospect. Do we really need more central midfielders noo!?!?

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  • slazberger

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #23

    reading between the lines , i think everton offered him a verbal contract, then he got injured so they delayed offereing in writing. until they could see how he recovered.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #24

    Well he’s a box to box m’fielder, could be the engine room of the team, he seems to have done ok so far but still improvement needed and there are probably better young players @ Everton.

    He will come here wanting a first team place and hopefully he’ll be able to play well enough for us for him to get it.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #25

    Boater…from what i read from everton fans is that they arent too fussed about him going, but maybe because hes leaving they are bound to say that.

    From what I read from him he seems pretty slow and hes got alot of hype from scoring a few high profile goals, not because of consistant good performances.

    But we signed Guthrie at the age Gosling is at and Danny is slowly becoming one heck of a player year on year. Surely not an automatic starter i wouldnt think, but maybe filling in on the right sometimes for routledge.

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  • howay man

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #26

    My drunken mates got it right!

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  • Flop

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #27

    I’ve seen him play quite a bit looks like he’ll develop into a solid player with a good range of passing. There’s room for improvement though, questions over his pace. Will provide cover CM, RM and RB. My only worry is who do you take out of the team to put him in? Nolan won’t get dropped as looks more and more likely he’ll be captain

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  • MacToon

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #28

    Could play Nolan at the front of a 5 man mf, with Gosling n Guthrie/Barton and Jonas n Routledge on the wings.

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  • boater

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #29

    Cheers lads.

    He does seem to fit the Hughton template: 20-25, english, potential for development to the next level.

    Augurs well.. hughton is keen on the coaching and development side, and it saves Ashley’s pennies on established star names. Guthrie, carroll, routledge, jose, simpson, kadar – all looked better for hughton’s encouragement of younger players.

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  • howay man

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #30

    remember lads hes out injured for 4 months dont get too over excited

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #31

    Good young Player…More please MA you Homo.

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  • boater

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #32

    Aye – If you go off the end of last season –

    Nolan – nailed-on starter
    Barton/jonas – start the majority
    Routledge/guthrie – every other game starts
    Smith – insurance away against the top sides
    Vuckic – off the bench

    Not a lot of room for newbies.

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  • Sav

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #33

    Paul the Encephalopod says, “Gozza has signed; The Gosling has Landed; Gettin, you beaut!” ….or words to that effect.

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  • Brutooon

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #34

    is it official?

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  • newcastle29

    Jul 12, 2010 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #35

    good signing, when its confirmed!

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  • Thump

    Jul 12, 2010 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #36

    Not official yet, lads. The NUFC web team will be tucked up in bed.

    Check back in a few hours 😉

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jul 12, 2010 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #37

    Look lads dont get me wrong, gosling is a great signing for us. It shows progress. A couple months ago we had are hearts ripped out before we could celebrate heading back up to play with the big boys with the infamous nufc statement on future outlay yadayada. We all thought ashley had stuck it to us yet again. Come to find out the fat b@sard was playing possum. He made a great move and kept clubs from ripping are heads off for transfer fees like so many times in the past. I am not an ashley fan at all. But even the most anti big mac supporters have to admit he has made some good moves as of late. If he can square away the books and build a squad like he has begun here by letting chris be shrewd and get good young talent reasonably priced that WANT TO PLAY FOR NEWCASTLE he could become a very good owner. Fingers crossed

    HWTL

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  • Thump

    Jul 12, 2010 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #38

    I respectfully disagree with you, Heagerty. I wouldn’t say he was playing possum because as of yet we’ve only spent the money on Perch and I’m pretty certain he came fairly cheap (1-1.5m?). Wages of Dan and James are supposed to be around 20-25k so the wages thing may yet ring true (at least for this season until we start racking up the EPL parachute payments).

    That said, is anybody else starting to get worried about Man U away? I’ve always been of the mind set that catching a big team early would mean that we get them before they find any form, but I think Mr. Rooney has a point to prove after his joke of a tournament.

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  • henok ethiopian toon

    Jul 12, 2010 at 5:54 AM

    Comment #39

    i dont even know what to say..i love Chris now ..lol

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  • Thump

    Jul 12, 2010 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #40

    And it was just the other day you were writing him off, HET.

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