Bournemouth eyeing up summer move for Dan Gosling

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Championship side Bournemouth are looking into making a move for Newcastle United's Dan Gosling.

There are still six games to go for Bournemouth in the Championship and they have an outside chance of making the play-offs but reports suggest they have already identified at least one target they wish to pursue in the summer.

The Newcastle Chronicle reports that The Cherries will look to sign him up once his Magpies contract expires in June. He has never really established himself at Newcastle and his spell at the club has been interrupted with injuries. He could now be set for a return to the south having started his career at Plymouth Argyle.

Gosling was handed an opportunity last Saturday in the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United and Alan Pardew may be willing to give him a few more chances to if he wants to prove that he deserves another contract It was only his second Premier League start in four years.. He signed for Newcastle in 2010 after leaving Everton on a Bosman ruling.

His career highlight is scoring the winning goal in an FA Cup tie between Everton and Liverpool in 2009. That season Everton went on to reach the FA Cup final. However he has never really progressed quite how many thought he would from his Plymouth days. He made his debut for Argyle aged just 16 and quickly their were scouts from top clubs watching his progress.

The major setback in his career was when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament after a collision with Marcus Hahnemann in 2010, and he was ruled out for nine months.

Bournemouth have made great strides under Eddie Howe and have received many plaudits for the way they have taken to the Championship. Gosling enjoyed a run of 14 games in the Championship earlier this season when he was on loan at Blackpool and is thought to just want to play week in week out which is something he should be able to get at Bournemouth.

 

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