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Newcastle keeping an eye on Gibson

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Newcastle are monitoring Ben Gibson’s situation at Middlesbrough.

According to a report in The Telegraph, Rafa is keen on bringing the defender up the road to St James’ Park.

Gibson is in a group of young defenders that includes Harry Maguire of Hull and of that are expected to be on the move this summer.

The 24-year-old is on the fringes of the and knows that he has to be playing in the to stand a chance of making next summer’s World Cup squad.

Leaving would have obvious complications for the nephew of the club owner but a £20m bid would certainly cushion the blow and is within Newcastle’s price range.

New Boro boss wants to hold on to Gibson but is likely to have to settle for a major boost to his budget with the defender staying in the and Gareth Southgate’s sight lines.

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