It’s a Sunday so you would expect at least some transfer speculation, and since a lot of it always seems to involve Newcastle, there is some news in the Sunday Mirror today that our own Dan Gosling may join Aston Villa in January.
Dan Gosling – in action at Europe this season
The chances of this happening may even be as high as 10%, since Dan had a good game on Wednesday night in Madiera, and he has shown signs of coming back into the form he showed when he was at Everton, and the lad’s still only 22, so there is still some time for him to stake a claim to more playing time on Tyneside.
We did write an article last Monday on Dan, and think he will need to impress this season, or there is a risk he will be sold next summer, when he will have just one year left on his four year contract at Newcastle, but we hope the lad comes through.
The news in the Mirror is that new Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert wants to take Dan to Aston Villa in January, and apparently Lambert is a big fan of the England U21 International.
Dan is still getting back to his best form, after coming through a terrible ACL knee injury which he suffered in March of 2010, while still on Everton’s books, and he joined Newcastle on a f ree transfer in the summer of that year, and made just one short substitute appearance at Sunderland in his first season at the club.
But we don’t think there’s much chance at all that Newcastle would let Dan Gosling move in January, but maybe it’s more than a 10% chance of happening, and those odds would increase further if Newcastle are out of Europe by that time, and Dan still is not playing near his best form.
We’ll have to see what happens, but we don’t think there’s much chance of Dan leaving before next summer, and as we said, we’d much prefer him to come through big time at Newcastle this season.
What do you think?