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Arsenal eyeing £30m 24-year-old ahead of possible summer move

By on March 8, 2017

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are eyeing £30m-rated Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson ahead of a potential swoop this summer.

Gibson has been in excellent form for Boro this season and has undoubtedly been one of their stand-out performers in what’s been a difficult return to the Premier League for the Teesside club.

The 24-year-old has been virtually ever-present for the side that he joined when he was just 12-years-old and is also a regular in the England U21’s with 10 caps to his name so far.

The centre-back’s potential has caught the attention of several top flight clubs and the Evening Standard claim that Arsenal are the latest to show an interest and are considering launching a swoop this summer.

However, Boro are understandably desperate to keep hold of him and given his importance to the team, the newspaper says they will demand a fee in the region of £30m for Gibson’s signature.

We’ll have to wait and see whether Arsenal will be prepared to pay that king of money but Arsene Wenger’s future is likely to play a key role in whether we push ahead with a move or not.

Obviously if a new manager comes in he’ll have his own targets in mind but if, god forbid, Wenger signs a new deal then he may choose to push ahead with a move for Gibson.

The youngster is predominantly a central defender but he’s also capable of playing at left-back so his versatility is sure to appeal to Arsenal as he can fill two important positions within the squad.

 

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One Comment

  1. Gunner Smith

    March 8, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    If Arsenal do sign anyone,it shows the fm is still calling the shots.
    I just hope its just a rumour and nothing else.
    There could be some truth in the mo helping BM to win. You cant rule out corruption in soccer.Walcott could/shd have been given a penalty.
    I feel the FM’s words on getting a defence coach are beginning to haunt him.
    If Arsenal don’t wish to be the sick man of soccer,something has to give.

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