Dan Gosling is ready to reluctantly call time on his Newcastle United career .
The midfielder returned to the club earlier this month after completing a three-month loan at Blackpool, and Alan Pardew would accept a permanent deal.
Pardew allowed another midfielder, Jonas Gutierrez, to join Norwich City on a temporary deal last week, and Gosling could be needed as cover at Newcastle between now and the end of the season.
Pardew: “I just think I might keep Dan around and see how he goes. He did well at Blackpool.
"We have had no offers, but we will look at it if things change.”
Blackpool were keen to buy Gosling, though they would have been unable to match his United wage, and in any case Paul Ince, the manager who took him to Bloomfield Road, was this week dismissed.
Gosling signed in the summer of 2010 from Everton while recovering from a knee injury.
David Hodgson (Gosling's agent): “In a perfect world, we would find a permanent move.
“That would suit both parties in terms of Dan knowing where his future is going to be, and Newcastle in terms of some type of renumeration. Both parties would get what they want.
“The club has lost a player – Jonas Gutierrez – and Alan Pardew would like to keep Dan at the club.
“But the bottom line is how many games would he play? He played 12 games for Blackpool, all at a very good level.
“I understand where Alan is coming from. He wants to keep some bodies at the club. And Dan’s a player he knows won’t let him down.”