Report – Newcastle Pull Out Of Chase For Defender

ESPN FC are reporting that Newcastle will not lodge a bid for Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs – and their sources are said to be close to Newcastle United.

We thought the £15M fee Arsenal have placed on Kieran’s head was a bit much for a player who has only one year left on his contract.

But the news that was put out was that it had not put Rafa off and he would still go after the 27 year-old defender.

27 year-old Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs

But this report goes right against that and it seems sensible, because surely we can get a player of Kieran’s abilities for less than £15M?

The sources have told ESPN FC that the Magpies are unlikely to pursue any deal for the England international and the club are said to have switched their attentions to other targets – presumably because of that high fee.

Kieran has to leave Arsenal this summer to get his career back on track, but at least according to this report he will not be ending up at Newcastle United.

Wonder who we are after now?

What do you think?

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