It can’t have been easy for Newcastle United fans at the end of last season, knowing they’d be watching Championship football, while their two local rivals Middlesbrough and Sunderland would be competing in the Premier League.
But it now seems like The Magpies could have the last laugh as they chase promotion, while their rivals face the drop, and now it seems Newcastle are even in the hunt for some of Middlebrow’s best players according to the latest reports.
Newcastle are believed to be interested in Boro’s £20m-rated defender Ben Gibson, who’s been one of the few shining lights for his team in a season which has seen them battling relegation.
Gibson recently received England recognition as Gareth Southgate called the 24-year-old up to the Three Lions squad as a replacement for the injured Chris Smalling.
News that the defender could be making the move across the North East this summer has evoked a strong response on social media…
Bet Victor have 8/1 for #NUFC to sign Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson, it’s reported Boro value him around £20m.
— Newcastle Fans TV (@NewcastleFansTV) March 24, 2017
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) March 24, 2017
— TheNUFCLife (@thenufclife_) March 24, 2017
— TalkNUFC (@TalkNUFC1) March 24, 2017