The Dan Gosling transfer shows that Newcastle can move quickly and make some good signings in the transfer market, even though we will no longer be paying outlandish transfer fees.
Dan Gosling – great business by Newcastle
We noticed several comments yesterday form our readers, wondering if the old Newcastle would ever have made a Dan Gosling type signing – and we think not.
But the fact that Newcastle, probably alerted to his situation by Gosling’s agent, seemed to be first out of the blocks for the 20 year-old.
Certainly Newcastle were first to meet fact to face with the player a week last Wednesday, and then last Sunday it seemed the Devon-born 20 year-old had chosen Newcastle over a bunch of other clubs.
So in James Perch and Dan Gosling, Newcastle have two very good signings, and we expect Chris Hughton to make more in the next 6 weeks or so – but exactly who they will be we just don’t know – and Chris may surprise us all.
But if Newcastle fans had been told the club would have Dan Gosling on Tyneside, before July is out – it would have been met with a little disbelief, to say the least
But Dan is here, and he seems delighted to be at the famous Newcastle club, and seemed to go out of his way yesterday to say how the manager and players have made him feel at home so quickly on Tyneside.
That’s the new team spirit in action at the Newcastle club, and we seemed to have cleared out all the dead-wood last summer, and now Chris is busy strengthening the squad even further, for the huge challenges that lie ahead in the Premier League.
Just a little word on the Everton side of things – they must be annoyed this has happened at all, and we feel for their excellent fans.
But reading the comments in some of the papers today, they seem to be ready to move on – and would be happy to land American Landon Donovan, although moneybags Manchester City may also be interested and that means his value could immediately double.
But we take our hats off to the Newcastle club, whoever was the prime mover behind the scenes, and would you believe it – it even looks like the club is being very well managed once again.
We just love it!
Howay The Lads!
Written from the Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London, England