Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling looks set to join Bournemouth on a free transfer this summer.

Gosling’s contract is due to expire in the summer and the former Everton man will not be offered a new deal, allowing Bournemouth to snap up the once-promising 24-year-old.

It was understood that Gosling was set to join Crystal Palace in January, only for the move to break down in farcical circumstances. The fee was agreed between the two clubs but once the player arrived in London to discuss personal terms, no representative of the Eagles turned up.

Gosling spent the first six months of the 2013/14 season on loan at Blackpool before returning to Newcastle at the turn of the year and making ten appearances. The former England under-21 international made a total of 24 appearances for the Magpies, scoring one goal.

It was certainly a case of unfulfilled potential for Gosling, who built up a reputation as one of England’s brightest prospects whilst at Everton. A loophole allowed Newcastle to sign the then 20-year-old but injuries hampered his development and the way back into the first-team fold at St James’ Park was always going to be a long one.

A step down the football pyramid to the Championship seems like a good one for Gosling, who will be able to make an impact in a Bournemouth side who will want to push for the Championship playoffs next season, having narrowly missed out on them this time round.


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  1. paco jones

    If this isn't a sign of Karma I don't know what is.The sneaky little shit renege on a handshake whilst at Everton,and it comes back an bites him on the bum.


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