We had thought that Alan Pardew would decide to let midfielder Dan Gosling sign for Blackpool on a full-time basis this month, and with only six months left of his four year contract at Newcastle, we even thought Newcastle would allow the former Everton player to sign on at Blackpool as a free agent.
Dan Gosling – in action earlier this season for the Magpies
But maybe with Cabaye being out at the moment, and likely to miss the next two games, Alan Pardew is going to take a couple of weeks to basically decide the future of the 23 year-old, who has appeared only 28 times for Newcastle in the three and a half years he’s been at the club, since signing on as a free agent from Everton in the summer of 2010.
This is what the Newcastle manager had to say about Dan’s situation yesterday:
“We are probably going to sit on that one for a couple of weeks.” “One or two other of the younger ones could well go out.” “We have some good players here and hopefully we can get them some much-needed practice.”
Gosling has already made 14 appearances for Blackpool and scored two goals, and it’s hardly surprising that the Seasiders manager Paul Ince wants to sign the England U21 International on a full-time basis.
The alternative we suppose is that he goes back to Blackpool on loan through the end of the season, and then he becomes a free agent in the summer, and clubs other than Blackpool could be in for him.
And it wouldn’t surprise us too much if Dan makes the 18 man squad today for the game against Cardiff, since he’s been playing regularly for Blackpool for three months, and we’re short of a central midfielder with Yohan out.
What do you think?
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