Dan Gosling to sign for the Toon soon?

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Dan Gosling is all but set for a move to the North East, Newcastle.

Gosling - Newcastle await an Evertonian appeal about the players exit

We feared the worst when we were told that very little, if no money would be spent on Tyneside this summer to boost the Coca Cola Championship winning squad. However, nearly a fortnight into the transfer window, we've one player already signed for a rumoured fee of £1.5 - 2m and another promising youngster by the name of Dan Gosling seemingly set to wear the Black and White jersey of Newcastle United this season. So far so good you might say. Now don't get me wrong, we haven't officially completed the signing of Gosling yet but it's widely expected that he'll be confirmed in the next week or so, pending an appeal from Everton about Gosling leaving the club unlawfully.

It's believed that Gosling has held talks twice with Newcastle and the lure of some playing time sealed the midfielder's decision. West Ham, and a couple of other teams including Sunderland were also vying for his signature but it's strongly reported that he has indeed chosen Chris Hughton's side.

One of the best things about this signing, if and when it is finally completed is that it's free. Gosling is rated around the £3m mark minimum and to get this player for zilch is always a bonus. It's believed Everton ad David Moyes are fuming at Gosling fir wanting to leave Goodison Park and by the way he has gone about it.

We really do need more signings and a striker, a forward with pace and flair - just not Michael Owen.  Andrei Cristea of Dinamo Bucharest has been linked but he wouldn't be very high up my shopping list, that's for sure. You'll notice that Giovani dos Santos who I dedicated an article to, outlining him as a very good potential target for Newcastle United, was listed in the top three Young Players Of The World Cup, inevitably losing out to Thomas Muller who had a fantastic tournament for 20 years of age, Bloemfontein, Germany 4-1 England anyone? He scored twice in that game.

Anyway, we do expect some more transfer activity around Newcastle, although it might not be much as the lads are in Ireland for their pre-season training camp. Tyne Time paid a visit to the lads at Carlton House and took a few snaps to see what progress the players were making. We shall post them very soon.

If we can get Dan Gosling, it's a job well done by Chris Hughton and co.

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