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3 reasons why 26-year-old would be the perfect signing for Leeds United

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Leeds United are one of several clubs linked with Burnley centre-back Ben Gibson who could be set to leave Turf Moor this summer.

The former Middlesbrough man has endured a tough time with the Clarets since signing and the Northern Echo has revealed that his former club Boro, Leeds and Aston Villa are among the sides showing an interest in the 26-year-old.

Whilst the Whites may find it tough to land Gibson if the Premier League interest is genuine, they will be an appealing prospect to the left-footer as he looks to play regularly once again.

And, here we look at THREE reasons why bringing Gibson to Elland Road would be a fantastic bit of business from Marcelo Bielsa and the recruitment team…

They need another centre-back

Firstly, Leeds are short at centre-back. The decision to sell Pontus Jansson to Brentford was a brave call and it is placing huge pressure on Ben White who joined from Brighton in the summer.

However, even though White is highly-rated, they still need more depth as Gaetano Berardi is the third choice centre-back right now and he is primarily a full-back.

So, a new face is needed at the back to cope with what will be a tough season.

He is proven at this level

If they did manage to convince Gibson to join, then they would be signing a player who has shown he can star at this level.

The left-footer played an important role as Boro won promotion in 2016 and was one of few to emerge with serious credit when they were in the top-flight.

Even though his career has stalled somewhat in the past year, he should still be considered a top addition for any Championship side.

He would bring much needed leadership qualities

The departure of Jansson is not only a big loss from a football perspective but also because of his leadership qualities.

Whilst Gibson isn’t as vocal or emotional as the Swede, he was captain for Boro so is clearly a respected figure.

Having someone with such authority at the heart of the defence is only going to be a positive.


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