Cor, things are moving quickly today…
This morning Watford pulled out of a deal for Kieran Gibbs despite agreeing on a fee with Arsenal last week. Apparently personal terms proved to be the stumbling block.
This afternoon it’s being claimed that the England international will undertake a medical at West Bromwich Albion ahead of a £7 million move.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) August 29, 2017
Six weeks ago Tony Pulis revealed that the Baggies had given up on trying to sign the 27-year-old because he didn’t think the player was overly interested in his project at the Hawthorns.
“We won’t be signing Kieran Gibbs,” Pulis told Sky Sports at the time.
“We have to look for players that fit what we want to do and the way we want to play.
“We have three or four other targets we are desperate for. We are juggling with two at the moment and that’s not Gibbs.”
Obviously, something has changed. Whether West Brom signing Gibbs influences Arsenal’s interest in Jonny Evans remains to be seen. It looks as though we’re trying to bring in another centre-back with Mustafi set to follow Gabriel out the Emirates door.