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Marco Silva set to pull off superb transfer as Watford agree deal for Kieran Gibbs

Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Watford have reported agreed a deal to sign Kieran Gibbs.

Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

According to reports from ESPN, Watford have agreed a fee with Arsenal for the transfer of defender Kieran Gibbs.

The report claims that Watford have agreed a fee of £5 million with Arsenal for the 27-year-old. However, Watford could face problems in agreeing personal terms with the defender, who pockets around £80,000 per week.

Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017 in London, England.

Gibbs, who emerged from the club’s youth academy and made his senior debut for the Gunners in 2007, is now the third-choice left-back at the club behind Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.

Marco Silva looks to bring a new left-back before the close of the transfer window, and is set to beat other potential suitors for his signature.

Kieran Gibbs (L) and Mesut Oezil of Arsenal look on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on May 10, 2017 in Southampton, England.

If he can pull off the deal, it will be a superb signing for the club.

At one point of time, Arsenal were looking for a fee in the region of £12-£15 million for Gibbs. Watford waited for the right moment, and agreeing a deal for half of Arsenal’s asking price is a great business.

Gibbs is an experienced defender and is good enough for any mid-table Premier League side. He will add quality, experience, and depth to Silva’s side.

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