Dan Gosling has agreed to sign for Newcastle United on Monday – although there is an appeal pending by the Everton club into his free agent departure from Goodison.
Dan Gosling – ready to sign for Newcastle United
The England U21 international will initially join Newcastle as a free agent, but if Everton’s appeal is successful it could force a compensation fee to be paid to Everton, and that is reported to be as much as £4M – although we doubt it’s that much.
The Premier League have already decided that Gosling’s claim that he should become a free agent, based on not getting a written transfer offer at Goodison, is valid and that suggests it’s probably unlikely the Everton club will be successful with their appeal.
What’s changed since they made the initial decision last week?
It’s reported that Gosling, 20, was on £8K a week at Everton, and then he was offered £15K a week deal, at least verbally, and the news is that Newcastle may have offered as much as £25K a week for the midfielder, and he’s been offered a four year deal on Tyneside.
If Everton’s appeal is successful, then Dan’s former club Plymouth Argyle, whom he left in 2008 for Everton, are due a sell-on fee.
We expect an announcement today from Newcastle, to at least say that Dan has agreed to join Newcastle, and we’re not sure how long the Everton appeal will take.