This season, English Championship has attracted a lot of interest around Europe, with a host of players making their mark in the English second division in order to promote themselves into top-flight football.
Middlesbrough’s highly rated defender Ben Gibson, for one, has been a subject of some serious transfer speculation, of late, with multiple clubs vying for his signature this summer.
According to reports, West Ham United are among the three clubs interesting in the services of the Middlesbrough’s academy graduate, as David Moyes aims to further strengthen his side’s midfield next season.
Ben Gibson, who is the nephew of Steve Gibson, the owner of Boro, is certainly one of the best players for his side at the moment. However, thanks to his impressive performances in the Championship this season, a big-money move to Premier League could be on the horizon for the 25-year-old.
West Ham United, in particular, might be in need of recruiting a quality defender in the upcoming summer transfer window. They have faltered defensively this season on a number of occasions, which saw them slip into the relegation zone for a brief period at the very start of the term.
Ben Gibson could provide some significant thrust into the West Ham backline, which has lacked tenacity as well as quality this campaign. Gibson’s defensive prowess and ability to read his opponents will be useful for David Moyes’ side, who have already conceded 63 goals this season, a tally only bettered by bottom club Stoke City.
Highly known for his ability to read the game and adjust according to the changes, the 25-year-old is also quite strong in the air, a trait which already makes him tailor-made for the Premier League.
Gibson can be a good acquisition for the Hammers and help Moyes build a strong defence around him. He is the captain of Middlesbrough and has the natural ability to lead his team with efficiency, which the Scotsman can use in the near future.
However, that being said, it is pretty much doubted whether or not will the 25-year-old be willing to leave Middlesbrough this summer.
Considering the fact that the Englishman is being pursued by a number of clubs including Everton, which is coupled with the strong ties he has with Middlesbrough, a move out of Riverside Stadium seems like a very strong proposition for the industrious midfielder. Hence, the Hammers definitely need to plunge in some serious cash if they are to secure the services of the English international this summer.