Dan Gosling delighted with ‘brilliant’ Newcastle switch
Dan Gosling has revealed his delight at finally completing his switch from Everton to Newcastle after signing a four-year deal with the St James’ Park club.
“It’s a brilliant move for me, I can’t wait to get started,” Gosling told the club’s official website.
“I’ve played at St James’ Park and know about the great atmosphere.”
He added: “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 fans.”
Everton’s reluctance to turn a verbal contract offer into a written agreement has been to Newcastle’s gain, with the highly-rated 20-year old very much fitting the bill for manager Chris Hughton.
“We are delighted to have signed Dan,” said Hughton. “He’s the right age and the profile that he has is what makes it such an appealing capture for us.
“He’s young, but has Premier League experience and he’s someone who can continue to develop his game.
“We see him as a high-energy player and a player that can play from box to box, but he’s also a young player with experience, so he won’t be phased by what is ahead of him.”
A Premier League tribunal concluded that Gosling could leave Everton under the Bosman ruling and it is understood Newcastle will not have to pay any compensation as a result.
Gosling is however unlikely to be available for the start of the new season due to the injury serious knee injury he suffered in March.