Liam Gibbs will see his move to Norwich City confirmed this summer once the Canaries agree a compensation fee with his former club Ipswich Town, as per a recent report by TWTD.
A move to Carrow Road has long been on the cards for the teenager since he departed the Tractor Boys as a free agent and it now appears that the 18-year-old will sign a long term deal with Norwich once the fee is agreed between the two clubs.
The report goes on to state that Ipswich are in line to receive a fee of up to £500,000 for the young prospect, as recognition for the role that they played in his development.
Gibbs originally turned down Town’s offer of a new contract back in January of this year and stalled for months afterwards until his existing deal expired at the back end of June.
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Leeds United, Brighton and Hove Albion, Rangers and Southampton are also said to have been interested in the talented central midfield player.
It’s never nice to lose a young player and certainly not one of your best to your arch rivals, so I expect this to hit Ipswich pretty hard.
The money they receive for Gibbs will be little consolation for seeing the youngster turn out in a yellow and green shirt and many will be asking how this was allowed to happen.
It states in the report that the player was keen on staying at Portman Road, which perhaps suggests that they either didn’t meet his wage demands or couldn’t offer him the first team exposure that he craves.
Never the less, this saga now appears to be drawing to a close as Gibbs closes in on a move to Carrow Road and there is no doubt that the Tractor Boys will want to put this behind them as quickly as possible.