There is news today in the News Of The World, although hardly new news, that Dan Golsing, the 20 year-old Evertonian, has agreed to a move to Newcastle, on a five-year deal.
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The only difference there is that previous reports suggested it was a 4 year deal worth in the region of £25K a week for the England U21 International.
The Everton midfielder has of course been allowed to leave Goodison Park, because of an amazing contract blunder, when the Premier League ruled in the player’s favor due to the contract offer made by Everton only being verbal, and not written as required by the rules.
The news is that the deal will be completed this coming Friday, after the statuary 14 days have elapsed, since the official Newcastle offer was made.
The assumption is that the Everton club will not appeal the ruling made by the PL.
But there has been news that Dan, who was born where we are right now in Playmouth, Devon, has already been in Newcastle and also sighted at the Dublin training headquarters last week, so he’s probably already met his new team mates.
The 20-year-old is unlikely to play before December, as he recovers from a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury, but the good news is that medical reports have shown that a full recovery is being made by the promising player.
This is a major coup for Newcastle United and shows the current regime at Newcastle can make a good deal or two in the transfer market, after making three excellent signings in January.
My brother-in-law Mick, a Newcastle United season ticket holder, who is with us and my wife’s sister in Plymouth, agrees that the Newcastle Youth Policy is a great direction to be headed down by the Tyneside club, and probably should have done this a long time ago.
Dan could be a great signing for the Newcastle club, but until he signs along the bottom line, Newcastle fans are still wary of the deal possibly falling through – and we can fully understand that thinking.
Written from Plymouth, England.