Premier League 2017-18: West Brom sign Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal – Keiran Gibbs thanked Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on twitter after the deal was completed.
Kieran Gibbs (Twiiter (@KieranGibbs))
Premier League club West Bromwich Albion have signed left-back Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal on a four-year contract, the club announced on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old made more than 200 appearances for Arsenal over more than a decade at the north London club. There was no official announcement regarding the money paidby West Brom, but media reports suggest that Gibbs cost between 5 million and 7 million pounds ($6.5 million-$9 million).
Gibbs thanked Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the deal was completed.
“I would like to thank Arsene Wenger for giving me the chance to start my career and fulfil a dream!!” Gibbs said on Twitter. “Now it’s time for the next chapter with West Bromwich Albion and I can’t wait to get started with the boys.”
Gibbs is West Brom’s sixth signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Oliver Burke, Gareth Barry, Ahmed Hegazi and Jay Rodriguez. The club also signed China international striker Zhang Yuning who has been loaned to Werder Bremen.
“I’m delighted to welcome Kieran to the club. We have recruited another quality addition, an England player with bags of experience at Premier League and Champions League level,” West Brom chairman John Williams told the club website.
(With agency inputs)