Newcastle ready to bring defensive star back to North East

Newcastle United are ready to make a January bid to bring Ben Gibson back to the North East, according to reports.

The former Middlesbrough defender joined Burnley in the summer of 2018 when they paid a club-record £15million to land him.

However, the 26-year-old – who was called up to the England squad in 2017 – has started just one league game since his move.


Now Burnley are ready to move on, and are willing to take a major loss on the player who does not figure in Sean Dyche’s long-term plans.

Steve Bruce has long been an admirer of Gibson, Newcastle are now ready to make a move to take him on loan with view to a permanent deal in the summer.

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