Dan Gosling signed on a Newcastle as a free agent back in the summer of 2010, and it was a contentious move, after Everton failed to offer him a new contract in writing before the cut-off date, although the Toffees had verbally offered him a new deal.
Dan Gosling in Blackpool colors
Everton appealed the decision that he had therefore become a free agent, but they lost, and Newcastle were first n and signed the player like greased lightning.
And it was just after our promotion straight back to the Premier League, and it was thought at the time to be excellent business by Newcastle for the then 20 year-old England U21 International midfielder.
But Dan just hasn’t come through on Tyneside, for one reason or another, and it didn’t help he had top central midfielders in Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tote on Tyneside competing with him for the central midfield positions.
Alan Pardew has always said that Dan’s been an excellent professional during his stay at Newcastle, and of course he arrived injured with a serious ACL knee injury from Everton, and made only sub appearance against Sunderland in is first season a the club.
Dan played well this pre-season but was still allowed to join Blackpool on loan in early October, on a three-month deal, and he has 14 appearances for Blackpool with two goals.
And he has done well at the Championship club, and now manager Paul Ince – not surprisingly – wants to sign him on a permanent basis in January.
And since he four year deal at Newcastle runs out next June, and Newcastle got him as a free agent, it would not be too surprising if Newcastle allowed him to move to Blackpool as a free agent this month.
That would also help Dan get a better financial deal from Blackpool.
The 23-year-old is still a good player and regular games at Blackpool will only help him to get his career back on track.
We’d expect this deal to happen – sooner rather than later this month – and for the record Dan played 28 times for Newcastle with one goal.
So in a short three months he’s already played half the games he played at Newcastle over three and a half years, so we think this move would be a good one for Gosling.
What do you think?
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