Belfast Telegraph

Gosling heading for Newcastle exit

Midfielder Dan Gosling is expected to part company with Newcastle within the next 24 hours as manager Alan Pardew starts to re-shape his squad.

Press Association Sport understands the 24-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of next month, is close to tying up a move to Sky Bet Championship club Bournemouth.

Gosling joined the Magpies on a free transfer from Everton on a four-year in July 2010, but arrived recovering from an injury and has struggled to make an impact since.

He spent three months on loan at Blackpool last season and returned to make eight senior appearances for Newcastle, the last of them as a substitute in the 3-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Cardiff on May 3.

However in total, he pulled on a black and white shirt only 35 times and started just 11 games.

Gosling is likely to be the first of several men to leave Tyneside this summer with Pardew preparing for significant rebuilding work.

He could be accompanied by several higher-profile figures with Shola Ameobi also out of contract and Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan having become peripheral figures in recent months.

Pardew has signalled his intention to recruit British players with proven top-flight experience after shopping almost exclusively on the continent for several seasons.

He already has vacancies for a midfielder playmaker and at least two strikers following the departures of Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain in January and those of loan signings Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong following loan spells, but is likely to opt for further change.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph