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Dan Gosling Departs For Pastures New

20 year old midfielder Dan Gosling has left Everton on a free transfer, after rejecting a new deal offered by the club. Everton are not entitled to a fee for the midfielder, so any club interested in the England under 21 star will just have to agree a contract with him.

Everton had thought that Gosling was ready to accept their improved deal, which the club said was a generous one, but Gosling wanted improved chances of first team football and felt that Everton could not offer him that in his preferred role of central midfield. The midfielder made 22 appearances for the Toffees, since joining the club from Plymouth Argyle in January 2008.

Everton are, supposedly, deeply disappointed with Gosling leaving, especially since they have spent four months rehabilitating him from his knee ligament injury suffered against Wolves in the Premier League last season. Newly promoted Newcastle United and West Ham are said to be interested, even though Gosling has four months to go, before he is fit to play football again.

Everton have every right to be frustrated. For one, they lose out on a top class player who, given time and experience, will become a quality midfielder and a potential England international. Also, they receive no money from the move, because Everton chairman Bill Kenwright failed to give an offer in writing in time for the Toffees to go to a tribunal. Dan Gosling was not under contract when he left, so they can’t get the reported £4 million compensation they were expected to receive.

Gosling has been shallow and a spoilt baby in this deal, with his high demands for first team football, despite his age, inexperience in the Premier League and the fact that he has three or four international midfielders vying with him for his midfield place at Everton. Gosling should respect his employers and continue to grow under one of the most impressive managers in the Premier League in David Moyes. Unless Gosling can find a club that can challenge as well as Everton challenge and allow a 20 year old to play regularly in the first team, he will look back on his departure from Goodison Park as a horrible mistake.

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  1. CR7

    July 9, 2010 at 2:04 am

    You want him to stay? Then get him to sign the contract. Simple as that.

    You want someone to blame, then it’s Kenwright, and Kenwright alone.

  2. Bryan Waters

    July 8, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Kenwright had a verbal offer, so Gosling knew the terms. He’s being too big-headed, thinking he can play week in, week out at the age of 20 with 22 first team appearances. Everton are a club he could do well at, if he just waited his turn. Teams that finished above Everton won’t dip into the market for him either. How did Kenwright do anything wrong? Gosling will now go to West Ham or Newcastle and languish in mid-table.

    • Scott Alexander

      July 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm

      I don’t know that Kenwright did anything wrong but I don’t see how Gosling has done anything wrong either. Everton had a contract and the contract expired, he can now can go to any party that wants his services including Everton. If I get a job at Sainsbury’s, I don’t expect that I can’t get another job until Sainsbury’s doesn’t want me anymore.
      And further, what’s wrong with playing for West Ham or Newcastle? I’m guessing he’s much more likely to play for Grant or Hughton than Moyes.

  3. Totten-HAM

    July 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Wow. The quality of this site just gets worse and worse. Poor reasoning, bitter tone, utter lack of understanding. I can get this from ESPN. Gosling has every right to do this. The Everton chairman screwed up. Don’t misplace his blame onto to Gosling. Gosling’s done nothing wrong.

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