EXCLUSIVE: MLS an option for banished £15m Burnley man

Date published: Wednesday 18th March 2020 6:55

Ben Gibson TEAMtalk

Burnley centre-back Ben Gibson could be on his way to Major League Soccer.

TEAMtalk sources understands a number of clubs have shown an interest in the 27-year-old central defender but it is believed that Los Angeles Galaxy are leading the chase.

Gibson, who was called up by England in 2017,  is currently training at his former club Middlesbrough after a huge fall out with his parent club Burnley.

Last month Burnley boss Sean Dyche refused to divulge details of the fall out.

Dyche said: “It’s quite a unique situation.

“There’s a private angle to it, which will remain private, but at this time he’s with Middlesbrough, training there to keep fit and stay sharp. He’s still a Burnley player, though.”

Gibson joined the Clarets from Boro in 2018 in a deal worth £15million – but he has barely played since arriving, featuring just once in the Premier League.

 

 

 

Gibson has two years left on his deal, meaning a permanent deal is not on the agenda, but a loan move to America is now looking possible.

It is believed Galaxy legend Robbie Keane, who is now assistant manager at Middlesbrough, has recommended the move to Gibson.

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