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Middlesbrough battling to keep star man with Liverpool the latest club to be linked



According to The Northern Echo, Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson is attracting interest from Liverpool.

Liverpool want to snap up the Boro defender after his impressive performances in the Premier League last season earned him plenty of plaudits.

After seeing their big money move for Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk fall through, Liverpool are now turning their attention to other targets.

Middlesbrough centre half Ben Gibson was the standout performer for Boro as they suffered a disappointing relegation to the Championship.

The 24-year-old earned himself a call-up to the national squad and he could make his debut for England against France this week.

The left-footed centre back might fancy a move to the Premier League to enhance his chances of a career with England, despite having close family ties to Middlesbrough.

Ben Gibson is not short of top flight suitors, with the likes of Newcastle United, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur all previously expressing an interest in the promising defender.

Local boy Gibson joined Middlesbrough at the age of 12 and progressed through their academy and into the first team.

In a seven year professional career, the former England under-21 international has played over 150 games for Boro, as well as having loan spells with Plymouth Argyle, York City and Tranmere Rovers.

The future of Ben Gibson will be one of the first things that new manager Garry Monk will have to address when he officially becomes their next manager.

Boro fans – would you like to cash in on Gibson or keep him? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Middlesbrough battling to keep star man with Liverpool the latest club to be linked

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