Aston Villa are being linked with a £2 million bid for Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling by the Express & Star, but should the Magpies be doing business at that price?
It would be fair to say that Dan Gosling hasn’t exactly hit it off at Newcastle. The 22-year-old midfielder has been unable to rediscover the form that made him one of the country’s hottest prospects during his time at Everton thus far.
During his time at Newcastle the youngster has only managed to muster 20 appearances in all competitions for the Magpies, and with Newcastle having exited the Capital One Cup at the third round stage at the hands of Manchester United, it looks as though he’ll be limited to Europa League action this year.
Gosling is only half-way through the four-year deal he signed back in the summer of 2010 when he joined Newcastle, but I’d have thought that the odds are against him seeing out the rest of his contract.
According to the Midlands press, Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is determined to land the midfielder and has made him a top target in the January transfer window as he looks to freshen up a side that have struggled at the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season.
Although Gosling got sent off for a two-footed tackle last season against the team Lambert was in charge of at the time, Norwich City, the Scot has obviously seen something he likes in the utility man.
£2 million is the mark that Villa are thought to want to do business at, which wouldn’t be the worse business in the world seeing as injuries seem set to plague his career and that Newcastle picked him up on a free.
This could well be a deal that suits all parties, but would you sell Dan Gosling for £2 million?
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