Dan Gosling has been a solid presence in the Cherries squad ever since joining the club in the summer of 2014.
The midfielder came through the ranks at Plymouth Argyle, after being spotted aged 12 playing for local club Brixham United.
In December 2006, aged 16 and 310 days, the midfielder made his debut for the Pilgrims, consequently becoming the fourth youngest player to turn out for the club. After his versatility impressed managed Ian Holloway, he was soon promoted from the reserve team permanently and made 22 league appearances before being snapped up by Everton in January 2008.
However, he was made to wait until December for his debut, playing in a 1-0 victory against Middlesbrough. Two days later, Gosling scored his first goal for the Toffees as they brushed aside Sunderland 3-0 at Goodison Park.
In February the following year, Gosling’s goal in the FA Cup fourth round against Liverpool was voted Everton’s ‘Goal of the Season’ by fans and he subsequently went on to play in the final against Chelsea, coming on as a second half substitute.
In July 2010, Gosling made the move up to Newcastle in the pursuit of regular first-team football. However, he endured a tough spell with the Magpies which was hampered by injuries, making just 24 league appearances before being loaned to Blackpool during the 2013/14 season.
That summer, the former England under-21 international moved back down south, signing for the Cherries ahead of their Championship winning season. He played 24 times and scored five goals in all competitions as Eddie Howe’s side secured Premier League football.
In the last two years, Gosling has impressed with some excellent performances when called upon. During the 2015/16 campaign, he played 34 times in the league and popped up with goals against Sunderland, Swansea and Norwich.
Gosling carried his form for the Cherries into last season, once again netting against Sunderland as well as in the 6-1 victory over Hull City. The 27-year-old is now closing in on 100 appearances for Bournemouth in all competitions.
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