Young Plymouth Argyle right-back Dan Gosling has made the papers this morning amid rumours that Jose Mourinho is staring longingly towards Home Park and wishing he could sneak the transfer window back open.
Gosling signed his first professional contract earlier this month when he turned 17, which – as the mathematicians among you will have worked out – means he is a professional footballer born in the 1990s. Scary!
One to watch: Dan Gosling continued
His boss at Plymouth, Ian Holloway, is trying to keep his young charge’s feet on the ground. In a relatively sober quote, he said: "It’s the first rung on the ladder that we hope he will climb all the way to the top. If he keeps working hard, he has got a real chance of being a Premiership player. I am really looking forward to working with him and helping him get there – but he’s done nothing yet."
Gosling fancies himself as a midfielder in the style of Roy Keane, although I don’t suppose he would mind the opportunity to play at right-back for the Premier League champions! [Rob Parker]