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.
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