The Sun on Sunday reported yesterday that Newcastle are still interested in signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs who seems to have little future at the Gunners, whom he joined when he was just 14 years old from Wimbledon.
The 27 year-old made only 21 appearances for the team this season and he is finding it hard to dislodge Nacho Monreal from the starting left-back position.
The other Premier League club said to be interested in the player are Brighton & Hove Albion who were automatically promoted with Newcastle from the Championship this season.
Kieran Gibbs – Newcastle interested
Maybe the south coast would an attractive location for Kieran, who was born in Lambeth (famous for that walk), but he will have a good chance of first team football under Rafa Benitez and be coached by a world-class manager for a team that has a real renewed ambition.
Surely the resurgent Newcastle United under Rafa Benitez is a big draw for good players this summer, especially once Rafa talks to the players about why he wants them at Newcastle and what hos plans are for the club.
Rafa is likely to sell both Massadio Haidara and Achraf Lazaar this summer and he needs a top left-back to come in and challenge local Lad Paul Dummett for the left-back starting position.
To his credit Paul improved a lot last season and he’s become a dependable solid player who can also play well at center-back too, which he amply demonstrated against Barnsley when Isaac Hayden went off injured in the first half.
Kieran has been at Arsenal since 2004 and he made his debut way back in 2007 when he started a League Cup match against Sheffield United in that October when he had just turned 18.
Gibbs has played 229 times for the Gunners in total with 6 goals and he has 10 caps for England.
He would be an excellent signing for Newcastle – if we can get him.