Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dan Gosling Linked with West Ham and Newcastle United after Quitting Everton

In a surprise move, Dan Gosling, the England U21 international, has left Everton. It has come as a big shock to the Goodison Park officials who were totally convinced the 20-year-old would sign on a new two-year contract after the player had verbally agreed improved terms including a weekly salary of around £15,000.

Newly promoted Newcastle United has already revealed their interest in the versatile midfielder who is comfortable playing in a number of positions including central midfield, right midfield and right back. Joining Everton from Plymouth Argyle in 2008, Gosling represented the Merseyside club in 22 league matches. He has also represented England in various age levels, but is yet to get a call up from England national team.

It is believed that gaining more first team action was the main reason behind Gosling’s change in mind. However, his decision left Everton officials including manager David Moyes in complete shock. The most important thing is that Everton did not make any written offer for Dan Gosling in what could earn them around £4 million in compensation.

However, Everton officials do not think that it was a mistake. Rather, they think they believed in gentleman’s agreement with many of their previous players including current Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and Jack Rodwell.

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