It must be rather embarrassing for Everton FC to lose a player as good as 20 year-old Dan Gosling for nothing.
Dan Gosling – after arriving at Newcastle
And some allegations were made over the weekend by Dan’s agent, saying he didn’t think Everton really wanted to sign Dan – and that the club was tardy in their offer – and the Everton club have today responded to those recent allegations.
An Everton official club statement read as follows:
“In the wake of a report in a Sunday newspaper in which the agent of Dan Gosling made a series of allegations, Everton Football Club has decided to take the unprecedented step of setting straight a record of recent events which has, in its opinion, been deliberately distorted.”
“In the article, Mr David Hodgson suggested that not only did this club not wish to extend Mr Gosling’s stay at Goodison Park, but that it had been deliberately tardy with regard to the formal offer of a new contract – presuming that an injury sustained by the player during the course of last season was of such a serious nature it would prevent him from signing for another club.”
“Both claims are ludicrous, totally without substance and grossly misleading.”
“The manager of Everton, David Moyes, and the chairman, Bill Kenwright, contacted Mr Hodgson in November of last year to jointly offer Dan Gosling a new contract.”
“Several subsequent conversations took place during the course of which Mr Hodgson not only indicated that the deal offered would be ‘fine’, but also reaffirmed that a ‘hand-shake agreement’ was in place dating back to when Mr Gosling joined the club as a 17-year-old in January 2008.”
Everton have some explaining to do to their fans about losing Gosling – and this case is weird to say the least.
But the bottom line and the rather selfish view of Newcastle fans, is we got an excellent young player for nothing – and that has to be very good – at least for the Tyneside club.
Everton are a good club and they have finished 5th a number of times in the PL recently – and they will continue to be successful – but without young Gosling.