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Middlesbrough’s valuation of 24-year-old revealed amid Premier League interest



According to the Daily Mail’s live blog (24/7, 15:33), Middlesbrough have placed a £30m price tag on central defender, Ben Gibson.

Gibson is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs this summer, and recent reports have suggested that West Bromwich Albion have had a £21m bid rejected by Boro.

However, the Mail’s report suggests that Boro have no desire to sell for less than £30m and will only let the 24-year-old defender leave for a top-six Premier League side, with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool interested.

Gibson has enhanced his reputation over the last 12-months, impressing for Boro in the top-flight last season, despite the Teessiders suffering relegation back to the Sky Bet Championship.

The 24-year-old featured in every Premier League fixture for Boro last season, keeping 11 clean sheets and scoring one goal.

His form throughout the 2016/17 campaign earned Gibson a call-up to the senior England squad, although the defender is yet to receive his first cap.

Garry Monk, Boro’s new manager, has already insisted that he will try to convince Gibson to stay with his boyhood club next season, with the hope he can lead them back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Boro owner, Steve Gibson, has backed Monk, insisting they do not have to sell their prized asset this summer, despite their relegation.

Boro fans… Would you let Gibson leave for £30m? Do you expect a club to pay that much? Let us know your thoughts!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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