Dan Gosling is to join Sky Bet Championship side Bournemouth from Newcastle United when his contract expires at the end of June, writes FourFourTwo.
The midfielder has struggled to hold down a regular starting place at The Magpies since arriving on a free transfer from Everton in 2010.
Signed by former manager Chris Hughton when the club returned to the top flight after winning the Championship, Gosling struggled with injury and was barely used by Hughton’s successor Alan Pardew. He was loan at Blackpool during the 2013/14 season where he played 14 times, scoring twice.
The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract at Dean Court and will join in July, subject to a medical, having been told by Pardew that his contract will not be renewed. He made just 36 appearances for Newcastle during his four-year spell.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes Gosling can help the Cherries improve on their 10th place finish this season:
“He is a box-to-box central midfielder who has lots of energy. He is very good technically and also has a goal in him,” he told The Bournemouth Echo.
“He is an attack-minded player who can do all disciplines of the game so I think he will complement our team very well.
“We are looking to build all the time and I think he will give us different options as well.
“We had to fight off some competition to get him and it is always a good sign when other clubs are interested.
“We are delighted he chose us ahead of them and I think he was attracted by our style of play and our vision for him so, hopefully, it is a good match and we will both get when we are looking for from the signing.”