Hughton Takes The High Road On Gosling Transfer – Good

Newcastle manager Hughton has talked briefly about the Gosling transfer today, after a war of words has ensued between the Everton Football club and Dan Gosling’s agent.

Dan Gosling – after signing on at Newcastle United

It’s natural that Everton are angry and somewhat embarrassed by the way they lost their 20 year-old U21 International, but they have to take some level of responsibility for that.

Not surprisingly,  Everton manager David Moyes was hardly happy after Dan signed on at Newcastle for nothing, and since the transfer the Everton club have been trying to re-write history a little, insisting it was not their fault.

Gosling’s agent has even claimed the midfielder was left in tears after he was snubbed by the Everton manager, but that is also hard to believe.

Moyes says  the player broke a verbal agreement to extend his contract by two years, with the Everton club offering him around £750K/year.

Everton missed out on anywhere up to £4M in compensation fees for a player who is still under 23, and therefore his home club is due compensation – usually set by a commission if the two clubs clubs cannot agree on the amount.

Hughton defended the Newcastle position on the transfer:

“We are fortunate to have signed Dan and we are delighted to have him on board.”

“We are 100 per cent sure that we’ve done everything appropriately.”

But nobody has accused Newcastle of doing anything illegal, other than taking advantage of an unfortunate situation between Gosling and his club Everton.

You can hardly blame Newcastle for doing that – and as far as we know – nobody is.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 30, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #1

    As the adage goes…..

    ‘A verbal contract is not worth the paper it is written on’

  • Doha Mag

    Jul 30, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #2

    The Evertonians are not too concerned about losing him; they say he’s an average PL player

    However, to be classed as average and a PL player at only 20 tells me we’ve signed a gem. I hope so….

  • webbo

    Jul 30, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s cos they are bitter they will always say stuff like tha look at lescott best in the prem soon as he went to citeh he was average or jageilka made him look good. Minge bags

  • lewman

    Jul 30, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #4

    the everton fans where calling him god when he scored that goal against liverpool, just look at the goal on you tube and read the comments.

    he seems to have a great touch, can pass and tackle although i havent seen him score many other than that deflected (evertons goal of the season) one against liverpool, but thats just what i have seen and andy grey loves him.

  • moonraker

    Jul 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    it’s about time we were on the right end of a “shafting” 🙂

  • Mags

    Jul 30, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #6

    As one of my fellow bloggers remarked recently….. Everton dropped fiver, we picked it up, they’re not getting in back, so stop crying about it!!!!!

    On another matter, does anyone else agree that this training kit is the ugliest and most unflattering ever seen? Cheap Puma muck.

    Its poor design makes even the skinniest kid wearing it looks likethey have a pot belly.

  • lewman

    Jul 30, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #7

    yeah training kit and home kit are rancid, i reckon mike ashley should try and get us hugo boss or d&g next time


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