Could Leeds United do swap deal for Ben Gibson with Burnley?

Ben Gibson of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Watford FC at Turf Moor on August 19, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

Burnley have been interested in snapping up Bailey Peacock-Farrell from Leeds United, but Marcelo Bielsa is now interested in Ben Gibson.

Theo Walcott of Everton and Ben Gibson of Burnley (R) challenge for the ball during the Premier League match between Burnley v Everton at Turf Moor on December 26, 2018 in Burnley, England.

According to the Northern Echo, Leeds United are now in for Ben Gibson at Burnley and that may present them with the opportunity to do a swap deal.

Leeds are unlikely to be able to afford Gibson’s price-tag outright, as he is thought to be valued at around £15 million by Burnley (TeamTalk).

However, Burnley are keen on taking Bailey Peacock-Farrell from Leeds according to the Daily Mirror, and that could be a deal which interests both parties.

 

Burnley have spotted the potential in Peacock-Farrell, and feel that he could become a star of the future.

Leeds, meanwhile, are said to be keen to sign Gibson as they search for a replacement for Pontus Jansson.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell of Leeds United during the pre-match warm-up

Peacock-Farrell does not appear to be first choice at Leeds, so letting him go to bring in a centre-back who would be a major upgrade on any options currently at Marcelo Bielsa’s disposal would surely appeal.

Burnley also may be willing to do business, as Gibson is only a reserve player at Turf Moor, and they may feel that sacrificing him to bring in one of the best young goalkeeping talents in the country is worthwhile.

And if Leeds do make a bid for Gibson, it may be that a swap deal has just become a possibility in the negotiations.

Ben Gibson of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Watford FC at Turf Moor on August 19, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

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