Could Blackburn Rovers sign ex-Middlesbrough captain from Burnley?
BEN GIBSON WILL BE EAGER TO LEAVE BURNLEY THIS SUMMER.
The centre-back joined the Clarets for a hefty £15 million fee in August 2018 from Middlesbrough but has endured a torrid time at Turf Moor.
Gibson, who is 27 years old, has since trained back with Boro and been linked with a move to the Major League Soccer as he weighs up his next move.
He needs to leave Burnley for the sake of his career over the coming months. Could Blackburn Rovers offer him an opportunity in the Championship?
Rovers’ boss Tony Mowbray knows Gibson from his time as manager at the Riverside Stadium and could see him as someone to bolster this defensive options next summer.
Gibson was been promoted to the Premier League with Boro in 2016 and impressed in the top flight despite their relegation.
Blackburn are in need of some new signings to help them push on in the Championship and get themselves firmly in the promotion picture next season.
Gibson is proven in the second tier and would be ideal for Blackburn. If he can rekindle his form from him Middlesbrough days, the Lancashire side could have a real gem on their hands.
Mowbray will have to be shrewd in his transfer dealings this summer and will use his contacts from previous sides to bolster his ranks.
Gibson is available and will not be short of options. Helping Blackburn get back to the top flight could be an admirable proposition to the defender who was called up to the England squad just three years ago.