Dan Gosling will join Championship side Bournemouth, when his four year Newcastle contract runs out at the end of June, and he could help Bournemouth to a promotion push next season, as they finished handily in 10th place in the Championship with 66 points last season, and are managed by the young up-and-coming English manager Eddie Howe.
Dan Gosling – in action against Swansea
Dan arrived at Newcastle on a free transfer from Everton in June of 2010, when Chris Hughton was still our manager, and he was recovering from a serious ACL knee injury.
He made only one brief appearance in his first season for the first team in the league game at Sunderland, in January of 2011, and has since found it difficult to get games on Tyneside.
And in fact his best time at the club had been this year, after Yohan Cabaye was sold, when he has started quite a few games and looked very decent in midfield.
The 24 year-old appeared 10 times last season and in total made only 36 appearances for the Magpies with one goal, over four years.
Dan went on loan to Blackpool this season, where he shone and played 14 times with two goals for the Tangerines.
So his most productive term of the last four years has been this season, where he’s played in 24 first team games with two goals.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe had this to say about Dan in the Bournemouth Echo:
“He is a box-to-box central midfielder who has lots of energy. He is very good technically and also has a goal in him,”
“He is an attack-minded player who can do all disciplines of the game, so I think he will complement our team very well.” “We are looking to build all the time and I think he will give us different options as well.”
“We had to fight off some competition to get him and it is always a good sign when other clubs are interested.” “We are delighted he chose us ahead of them and I think he was attracted by our style of play and our vision for him.”
“So hopefully, it is a good match and we will both get what we are looking for from the signing.”
We wish Dan all the best on the south coast and in his future football career, and he should do very well at Bournemouth, and it’s likely they will be a Championship contender next season.
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