Watford are reportedly in talks to acquire Bournemouth midfielder, Dan Gosling. Adam Leventhal of The Athletic has reported this transfer news as the two Championship clubs discuss a possible deal for the veteran player.
Watford in Talks to Sign Bournemouth Man Dan Gosling
End of Contract Looms
Gosling’s contract with Bournemouth is set to end in the summer. For this reason, the club will certainly be looking to avoid losing the player on a free transfer. The midfielder has been with Bournemouth since the summer of 2014 when he was signed from Newcastle United. During his time with the Cherries, he’s scored 22 goals and registered nine assists in 193 appearances.
Bournemouth recently brought in midfielder Ben Pearson from Preston North End which could make appearances for Gosling more hard to come by as the 2020/21 campaign continues. With Watford losing top players in the midfield in the recent transfer windows, Gosling’s chances of receiving appearances may be more favourable with Watford.
Watford Look to Bring in Reinforcements
Watford lost Etienne Capoue on a transfer to Villareal at the beginning of the January transfer window and have yet to sign a replacement following the departure of the veteran midfielder. If Watford are looking to bring in an experienced player then Gosling would be a viable option. Gosling would bring a wealth of experience to Watford’s squad as the 30-year-old has played in both the Championship and Premier League in his career.
Although he hasn’t been a regular in Bournemouth’s starting line-up this season, Gosling has still been receiving appearances. To date, he has 15 appearances in the Championship in the current campaign with two goals and one assist. Overall, a Gosling transfer deal wouldn’t be a bad move for Watford due to his experience and the depth he would provide in the midfield.