Aston Villa Interested In Newcastle Midfielder

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?

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Grafton83

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Pfffft, Would he even get games at villa?

    I think he’ll have more playing time here in cup and europa. We are bringing through better younger players ahead of him anyway though so can’t say I’d care too much.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2

    It is interesting that Lambert might fancy him. He’s a very highly rated young manager and surely a good judge of talent. Does he see something that we can’t get out of him.

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #3

    watching motd reminded me of kevin nolan

    kevin nolan is the same type of player as gosling, but gosling has a hell of a long way to go to be at nolans level, personally id take the money if it meant abeid getting more of a shot in cups etc aswell as vukic amalfitano and the likes

  • tequilamag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Gosling is in a similar position to Guthrie. Its unlikely he will ever be picked ahead of Cabs or Tiote , Factor in he is also having to compete with Anita Bigi Abeid and Vuckic , If I were Gosling I would be looking to go to a team where I would have more opportunities to get regular playing time. Thats not to say I dont rate the player.

  • NUFCWill1986

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #5

    He’s been given no time, has he ever had the chance to start 3 in a row? Cabaye and Tiote would keep most people out the team. Guthrie only got the nod ahead of him as he had been fit for longer IMO.

  • nobby sol

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    for around 4 million no-one would grumble
    put the money towards a centreback and striker

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Yeah, he’d probably be more useful to Villa than us, but again would likely struggle to hold down a regular place. We need him for Europe though, so if he goes we’d need to replace him, assuming were still in Europe come January.

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    a dont buy that hes not had enough time either, hes not showed anything in any game that iv seen of him that tells me hel be anything above average, iv seen more flashes of real quality from abeid, biggi, vukic and amalfitano in the same/less amount of time

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Gosling’s time at Newcastle has been blighted by injury, but he has been fit for long enough periods to have forced his way up the pecking order. Doesn’t seem to have improved his claims for a regular spot at all since he’s been here. Same player we signed, but 2-3 years older.


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