In one of those Sunday paper transfer stories that will come as no surprise to regular followers of transfer gossip, it is being reported that Norwich are interested in Burnley central defender, Ben Gibson.
Gibson is the nephew of Middlesbrough Chairman, Steve Gibson and is a graduate of the ‘Boro academy having made 185 senior appearances for them. He joined Burnley in 2018 and played against Norwich in the 2015 Play-Off final before finally achieving promotion with ‘Boro in 2016.
They were swiftly relegated (I know the feeling) and in August 2018, he moved to Turf Moor on a four-year deal for a then club record of £15m. Crucially, he is left-footed, which is the position that Ben Godfrey has tended to play at centre-back for Norwich and he can also cover at left-back.
It just hasn’t worked out for him at Burnley though with just one Premier League appearance under his belt for the Clarets, so far. He is a big lad at just over six feet tall, very experienced and most likely, available at a reasonable price.
The only fly in the ointment is the reported interest in him from his former club, Middlesbrough, who according to Sun journalist, Alan Nixon, would like to take Gibson back to The Riverside but only on loan.
Middlesbrough. Want Ben Gibson back from Burnley but only on loan. Norwich also interested. Burnley would go for Worrall at Forest if raise funds. Sheff U also keen on Worrall.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 9, 2020
One to keep an eye on, perhaps…