Magpies grab Gosling
Youngster completes St James' Park switch
By Chris Burton. Last Updated: 22/07/10 11:42am
Gosling: Exciting times
Newcastle United have completed the signing of former Everton midfielder Dan Gosling on a four-year contract.
Skysports.com reported on Wednesday that the promising 20-year-old was close to agreeing a switch to St James' Park.
He has now put the finishing touches to the move, becoming the Magpies' second summer signing in the process - following James Perch's arrival from Nottingham Forest.
The ex-Plymouth Argyle ace is delighted to have agreed terms with such a prestigious club and admits he cannot wait to get his career in the North East up and running.
Gosling told the club's official website: "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 have thought about already and it will be a great day when I finally get to walk out in front of 50,000 people.
"The gaffer Chris Hughton and all of the lads have been great with me and made me feel really welcome since I arrived and hopefully I can repay the faith that they've shown in me."
Hughton added: "We're delighted to have signed Dan. 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 he has Premier League experience and he's someone who can continue to develop their game.
"We see him as a high-energy player and a player who can play from box-to-box, but he's also a young player with experience, so he won't be fazed by what is ahead of him."
While Gosling is keen to get going, Newcastle supporters will have to wait some time yet before seeing him in action as he is still nursing his way back to full fitness following a serious knee injury.