Burnley have accomplished the signing of Middlesborough centre again Ben Gibson for a ‘joint membership document charge,’ as he turns into the Clarets first signing of the summer season.
Gibson indicators a 4 12 months take care of the Clarets, and can return to the Premier League after spending final season within the Championship with Middlesbrough – who gave him his skilled debut in 2011.
He spent mortgage spells with Plymouth Argyle, York City and Tranmere Rovers, earlier than returning to ascertain himself as a primary staff participant at Middlesborough in 2013/14, the place he has performed ever since.
The left-sided centre again – who has sometimes featured on the left of the again 4 – was an integral a part of the Middlesborough staff who gained promotion to the Premier League in 2016, ending second to Burnley, earlier than being relegated the next season.
He was a mainstay within the Boro staff who completed fifth within the Championship final season, incomes himself flattering glances from quite a few Premier League groups this summer season – nevertheless it’s Burnley who’ve been in a position to get it over the road.
While they did not affirm the precise charge, ‘joint membership document’ suggests it was across the £15m mark, given that is what they paid for Chris Wood one 12 months in the past to interrupt the membership’s switch document.