Whilst still unconfirmed by the club, reports last week claimed that Frazier Campbell, Danny Simpson and Darron Gibson had been placed on the transfer list. Since then, Hull have come in with a £6m offer for Campbell, whilst Simpson will probably struggle to land a Premiership team. He couldn’t get in the Blackburn team so will likely join a Championship side this summer, with Newcastle and Birmingham apparently interested.
Gibson was a surprise though, particularly considering he scored a blinding goal in the Premiership against Hull in his last appearance. Obviously, it might all be paper talk, but he has been linked with a return to Wolves, where he went on loan during the 07-08 season. I’ve spoken to Toby from The Offside – Wolverhampton Wanderers blog about how Gibson got on during his loan.
The player we saw at Molineux compared to the one you have now may be different, but from what we saw he wasn’t really happy playing in our league, thus he dropped out of the team quite quickly.
Sadly, Gibson wasn’t seen in a favourable light during his time at Wolves, with Toby pointing out several failings with our youngster, which appear to be with his attitude as much as his ability, which I have summed up.
– He didn’t like tracking back
– He could be quite selfish with the ball
– I’m not sure if it was just attitude or skill which held him back
– He had the bare bones of what it took and showed glimpses of a real skill to read the game
Of course, we wouldn’t expect to see these attitude problems with him at United, but it seems as though Gibson thought he was too good to be at Wolves.
Regardless, Toby wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to bring him back to the newly promoted club.
We’d take him on and he’d be a good buy, see if Mick can’t sort his head out and he could do a job for us.
Do you think Gibson deserves another go with United next season?