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TRANSFER WINDOW: Dan Gosling joins Watford FC as James Garner departs 

 Published on: 1st February 2021   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Watford FC

Watford FC have confirmed the signing of Dan Gosling on a two-and-a-half-year contract from fellow promotion hopefuls Bournemouth.

The addition to the squad comes shortly after the club confirmed that James Garner had been recalled from his parent club, Manchester United, to allow him to move on loan to Nottingham Forest. 

Gosling is a midfielder who has a lot of Premier League experience, having had spells at Everton, Newcastle and, most recently, Bournemouth.

The Plymouth Argyle academy graduate burst onto the scene at Everton in 2009 when he scored the only goal against Liverpool in an FA Cup fourth round replay at Goodison Park.

Gosling went on to be part of the Bournemouth side that were promoted to the Premier League in 2015 and went onto play more than 150 times for the Cherries.

James Garner’s return to Manchester United was agreed mutually by the two clubs, after Garner’s game time notably decreased following the arrival of new Hornets boss Xisco Munoz. 

The 19-year-old midfielder started 13 games for Watford during his loan spell, as well as making a further eight appearances from the bench.

Watford also confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Rob Elliott on a short-term deal.

Picture credit Watford FC

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