Originally Posted by Peegee
SSN Breaking news:
Everton say claims they were late offering Dan Gosling written contract are "ludicrous, without substance and grossly misleading"
have Newcastle just illegally signed a player...??
Everton made a verbal offer last year which Gosling agreed to. Under the FA rules the club has to make a written offer by the end of May to be entitled to compensation. Everton didn't bother as they assumed it had all been agreed and he'd sign once they sorted the paperwork.
Meanwhile Gosling decided he didn't want to play for Everton anymore and left when his contract expired. Everton aren't entitled to any compo as they didn't make a written offer.
Gosling's agent claimed Everton told him they didn't want him and weren't bothered about the compo as he's injured and wouldn't find another club. Everton say that is bollocks as a deal had already been agreed.
So no, everything was by the book and Everton look a bit daft.