Ben Gibson Set to Join the Clarets
Sky Sports News have confirmed that Middlesbrough and Burnley Football Club have agreed a fee for captain Ben Gibson worth £15Million. The Clarets failed with two bids of £12m and £13m in the last 48 hours, but an agreement for Gibson has now been reached.
The Middlesbrough captain and nephew of the chairman, who came through the club’s academy before signed a new five-year deal last season. However, Boro boss Tony Pulis admitted on Friday the club would likely have to accept a deal if one of their players wants to play in the Premier League.
Speaking about Gibson Tony Pulis said, “If he has the opportunity and the chance to go to the Premier League then brilliant for Ben, what has got to happen is that we make sure we get the best deal we possibly can for the football club and that we know where the next centre-half is coming from.
Good players move on and they move on to bigger clubs. We would love to say it is not going to happen and we are in a position to keep the richer clubs or Premier League clubs from our players. Everybody in their profession wants to play at the top level, he has to seriously think about it and that’s him as a person, not Middlesbrough.”