Darron Gibson has agreed a four and a half year deal with Everton today. His contract was due to expire in the summer and the club were not interested in offering him a new deal.
Gibson had been desperate to make a go of his Manchester United career and has waited until he is 24-years-old to make the move on after failing to hold down a regular place in the team. Last March he anticipated he would open talks on a new contract but these talks never happened. Instead, United accepted a bid from Sunderland for the midfielder, but the deal fell through.
The high points of his United career were probably the goals he scored in the Champions League, getting one against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals in 2010 and another against Schalke in the semi-final of 2011.
Gibson was generally an unpopular member of the squad due to his lack of ability. Whilst he showed he had a great shot on him, he was far too inconsistent with this and his all round game was not to the standards United should expect.
Reports in the press suggest that Gibson has gone for £2m, which is a pretty good deal for United when you consider he had just a few months remaining on his contract. He will wear the number ‘4’ shirt at Everton.
Good luck, Darron. No doubt you’ll score a screamer against us one day though.