Newcastle Wait On Everton Appeal – Gosling Chooses Magpies

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.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 12, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #1

    If we have to pay 4/5 M , it takes a lot of the gloss off buying someone who is badly injured and not exactly loyal to the club who gave him a break.

  • Milzzy Rascal

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Still slightly worried the gun might have been jumped here Ed!! I won’t believe anything until I see him in a black and white shirt! Seem to remember Modric being nailed on to sign a few years back!!!

    On another note has anyone heard the rumour that we’re in discussions with Daniel Sturridge on a season long loan deal?

  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Milzzy Rascal – yes it’s just a little worrying I know – but think we’ll be OK with Dan. Haven’t heard anything on Sturridge – will take a look.

  • Milzzy Rascal

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Cheers Ed!! I’m sure you’re right about Gozza but you know as well as the other guys on here always expect the unexpected.

    Sturridge is a whisper I heard over the weekend but I don’t know how much is in it. Just wanted to know if anyone had heard anything similar!!

  • howay man

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #5

    joe ledley has went to celtic thats a shame. but with gosling I Wouldnt expect compensation to total anything over a million, great signing if and when its official

  • Toon1978

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Vuckic and Gosling in midfield is something to look forward to.

  • tynesidetommo

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #7

    The Gosling issue is a bit worrying. You don’t think Mike Ashley and his cohorts have learned from previous mistakes and might actually be getting an ideal of what ought to be done in the transfer market.?
    For once the club appears to be conducting its business in the right way. Shocking or wot?

  • Toon1978

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Maybe the press have jumped then gun and Gosling ain’t made his mind up yet.

  • Newutd

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #9

    If we have to pay 4-5 mill for him, I wouldn’t take him.

  • Spoonman

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #10


    You should really stop reporting this as fact. It’ll make you look very stupid if it turns out to be just paper talk.

    Wait until it’s confirmed, or at least put in the title that it isn’t 100%.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #11

    It will be weird if he does sign, as I said before we played for rivalling teams in youth football, was really suprised how good he has become but people who criticise him don’t know his true game, he is a proper box to box midfeilder, not the fastest but a great range of passing and shooting, imagine this as a midfeild 3 in a few years, guthrie- vuckic- gosling. That’s what I call a very well balanced midfeild. He is a very shrewd signing if it comes off, now for de guzman, and go all out for loic remy, I wish!! Chris hughton is really suprising me, he has been my favourite manager since sir bob, he is going about his business very very well!!

  • noir9

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Think the figure of £4 mil is roughly what gosling would be worth if he was being sold, but thats not how any compensation would be calculated & its not as if everton signed him as a child & have spent 10 years developing him. So even if we have to pay some compensation its still likely to be less than he’s currently worth & his value will only go up if he is successful.

  • Flop

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Wish there was some confirmation, ESPN site has reported it but no one else really besides the Mirror. Hopefully we’ve got a couple of other irons in the fire

  • geordieal

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    It’s like waiting for Christmas, exciting but hopeful you get what you asked for, will be a great signing if it can be pulled off, if it can it will go some way to easing alot of fans fears and hopefully build a good platform for more shrewd signings this summer, come on Ashley, start proving you really care about this club.

  • yskel

    Jul 12, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #15

    TBF anything under 5m for a england U21 is actually a steal at market rates. From what I’ve seen of him Gosling has great technique, is a good passer of the football and an aye for goal. Physically he has a way to go and his injuries/lack of games haven’t helped him but i can see him being a very good player for newcastle given some time.

    Everything the club is doing at the moment is 100% correct. We are being run as a business, being run with tight financial controls, we have a transfer policy that has been proven by plenty of clubs before us.

    It’s all just so sensible and it’s laying the foundations for our club to move forward. Under Ashley or another owner if one comes to buy.

    Sure we may struggle next season BUT i firmly believe, for the first time in many years that our club (not just the first eleven) is heading in the right direction.

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 12, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Ed, this situation makes no sense based on the frugal approach Newcastle is supposedly taking. Pay high for a seriously injured kid, and then maybe pay Everton & Plymouth. NUFC can make straight cash purchases with no “hidden costs” for proven youngsters – this one comes with too many “ifs”.

  • moonraker

    Jul 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #17

    I don’t know about anyone else but I’m slowly coming round to the new approach to signings after years of unfulfilled promise of the big name signings. If we can get some success next seaon; and that means a mid table position, that should give us credibility again as a club instead of being a laughing stock and soft touch. I look forward to seeing the likes of Kadar, Vuckic and Ranger breaking through next season. If the Toon can show the spirit of last season with one or two new experienced signings we could have a good season 🙂


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