Nothing comes easy to Newcastle, but Dan Gosling has at least chosen Newcastle United over a number of other clubs – but has not yet signed along the dotted line.
Dan Gosling – imagine that shirt as black and white stripes
The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that the Everton club have not yet lodged an appeal over the contract dispute with their 20 year-old midfielder Gosling, although there were a number of reports yesterday that they had already done that.
Under the Premier League rules the Merseyside club have another ten days to appeal the decision, but it seems as we suggested last night that Newcastle do not want to announce anything until the fee they will pay to the Everton club, if any, is better understood.
There was news late Sunday night in the Mirror that Gosling had finally chosen Newcastle United over a bunch of other clubs, and that he would be signing a four year deal reckoned to be around £25K a week – not bad for a 20 year-old.
Perhaps Newcastle may announce something soon, although Dan will not sign until Everton have lodged their appeal – if they decide to do that.
Gosling is still recovering from an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury (ACL), that he sustained in late March , and those injuries – that used to end footballers’ careers not too long ago – take at the very least, six months to heal.
The Newcastle manager is reported o have assured Dan that he will get every chance in his preferred central midfielder role, although his versatility is yet another plus for the Newcastle club.
However, there is already real competition for central midfield between Smith, Barton, Guthrie and young Haris Vuckic coming through, but competition is of course just great for the team.
Gosling talked to Bolton, West Ham, Sunderland and one other Premier League side before plumping for Newcastle – so it’s a coup for Newcastle United, no doubt about that.
And it’s not often a young lad, just 20 years old, makes the right decision at such a crucial point in his career.
This lad is not only a good footballer but he’s very intelligent too. 😀
Howay The Lads!!