By Chris Wright
Newcastle United have signed midfielder Dan Gosling on a four-year deal after the promising 20-year-old was allowed to walk out of Everton following an ‘administration error‘ of pretty epic proportions.
The Toffees failed to submit a written contract to Gosling before the cut off date in May, and as a result the England U21 international was free to leave the club on a free transfer at the beginning of July.
Gosling is currently recuperating from a serious long-term knee injury and will be unable to feature for Newcastle for at least the next two months, although it hasn’t diminished his excitement at joining the newly-promoted side;
“It’s a brilliant move for me. Now that the deal is done I just can’t wait to get started.
I’ve played at St. James’ Park before and know all about the amazing atmosphere.
Playing there in a black and white shirt is something I’ve thought about already and it will be a great day when I finally get to walk out in front of 50,000 people.”