Could Dan Gosling finally be proving Everton wrong for botched contract?

The Bournemouth star is looking good after a full pre-season and is showcasing his talent.

There is no doubt that when Dan Gosling left Everton in 2010 it was a move they had no intention of happening.

Signed from Plymouth Argyle in 2008 he went on to become a hotly tipped member of the Everton team and scored a memorable FA Cup goal against in Liverpool in 2009.

The following march he suffered a serious knee injury and then in the summer he became a free agent. It seemed Everton simply neglected to come back with a revised offer after Gosling rejected the first deal and when they did had nothing in writing.

It was an embarrassing ordeal that threatened to come back to haunt Everton.

For the past five years however the indiscretion from Everton has been forgiven. Gosling joined Newcastle United and failed to have an impact. That previous knee injury became persistent and he played just a handful of games for the club in four years.

He returned south to Bournemouth in 2014 and played a limited role in their promotion to the Premier League - playing just 18 times in the Championship. However, he scored five goals in five appearances in the domestic cups and this year he is finally starting to live up to his potential.

He has one goal and one assist in eight Premier League appearances so far this season and has impressed with his work rate in the Bournemouth midfield. Now a regular in the first-team he is fnally starting to find his best playing level after a first full pre-season in six years.

At just 25-years-old he might still prove Everton wrong for botching his contract.

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