West Bromwich Albion is off to a good start in the Premier League, as its two wins and a draw in the first three matches has Tony Pulis’ side in fifth place heading into the international break. According to John Percy of The Telegraph West Brom is on the verge of adding another option to its back line, as the club and Arsenal have reportedly agreed to a transfer fee for left back Kieran Gibbs.
According to the report, the two clubs have agreed to a fee of seven million British pounds, which works out to $9.07 million. What’s left to complete the move at this point are for West Brom and Gibbs to agree to personal terms, and for the player to undergo a medical examination.
Gibbs has appeared in 137 Premier League matches in his career, accounting for two goals and eight assists. He’s yet to feature in a match for Arsene Wenger this season, however, with the Arsenal manager shifting to a system in which he used three on the back line. As a result of that approach Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was used in a left wing back role, which left Gibbs out of the rotation.
At West Brom, Gibbs would give Pulis the ability to move current left back Allan Nyom back to his preferred right back position.
The Gibbs transfer may not be the only business that West Brom and Arsenal do ahead of the transfer deadline, as the Telegraph reported that the Gunners are one of the sides interested in center back Jonny Evans. In addition to Arsenal, Leicester City and Manchester City have both looked into the possibility of signing the West Brom captain.