During the summer the price put on Kieran Gibbs’ head has been reported any anywhere from £15M to £20M and for that amount we didn’t think Kieran was worth that to Newcastle.
But only yesterday the Mirror is reporting that Arsenal have put a price tag of only £8M on his head and this has to be a great chance for Newcastle to move in quickly and agree terms and sign up the 10 times capped England International.
For only £8M with today’s inflated prices, he would be a great buy for us but Newcastle have to move quickly.
27 year-old Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs – available for £8M
Kieran has played 230 times for the Gunners with six goals and 137 of those appearance have come in the Premier League.
We are heavy favourites to sign the player who can add Premier League experience to the Newcastle back-line, which is exactly what Rafa Benitez is looking for.
Gibbs is still only 27 years old and has just 12 months remaining on his current contract at Arsenal.
One problem for Newcastle may be his wages, since he wants £70K/week which seems to have been a problem for some clubs also after the player and they have already pulled out.
But Gibbs simply has no future at Arsenal and he could do a good job at Newcastle for a few years.
So this is like a test to see when a transfer target is available at (even) a low price can Newcastle move in to sign him quickly?
We hope so!
This seems a perfect opportunity for Newcastle to show the fans they can sign one of our top targets and it would be a very good time to sign him too with preseason training starting tomorrow.
It would give everybody a boost.
What do you think?