Ben Gibson has revealed his desire to leave Burnley this summer, after falling out of favour at Turf Moor under Sean Dyche.
Gibson became Burnley’s joint club-record signing in 2018, when he arrived from Middlesbrough on a four-year deal for a reported fee of £15m, but he has since become surplus to requirements.
The 27-year-old has played only six games for the Clarets in his two seasons with the club, featuring only once in the Premier League.
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The centre-half was allowed to train with Middlesbrough for the final part of the 2019/20 campaign as he looked to build up his fitness, and a move away looks likely this summer.
Football Insider have recently claimed that Norwich are in talks to land Gibson on loan, whilst Nottingham Forest have also been linked with a move for the defender in a potential swap deal involving Joe Worrall.
He said: “It’s probably no secret that I want to get out and play football and have been itching to do so since I signed for Burnley.
“I’ll have to see what the next few weeks bring. Obviously I want to play football, that’s clear as day, but for now I just sit tight and see what happens.”
It seems inevitable that Gibson will depart Turf Moor this summer, and it’s actually really surprising that despite becoming their club-record signing, he has only played six times in two seasons.
His lack of game time is bound to be a worry for potential suitors, but the 27-year-old knows what it takes to be successful at Championship level and win promotion to the Premier League.
Both Norwich and Forest could do with a new centre-back, especially the latter, if Joe Worrall is to depart the City Ground this summer.