Man United in advanced talks with 18-year-old English midfielder

Man United have expressed their desire to sign Liam Gibbs. The Ipswich Town midfielder is highly regarded as one of the best footballers to come out of the academy in recent years and is tipped to leave the club in the summer. Liam’s current deal at Ipswich expires at the end of the month.

And even though the League One club are set to offer him a new contract, a move away from the club appears to be on the cards. It has put Man United on red alert, although they are set to face stiff competition from newly-promoted Norwich City.

A central midfielder by trade, Liam has impressed with his excellent displays in the youth leagues. The 18-year-old midfielder made his Ipswich Town bow in the EFL Trophy in November 2019 while his debut in League One came at the end of last year when he started in the 2-0 defeat to Charlton Athletic.

Man United’s interest in Gibbs is hardly surprising as the Norwegian manager is a keen admirer of young British talents. The latest rules imposed by the authorities following Brexit has also made it difficult for PL teams to poach talents from abroad.

As a result, the majority of the English giants have stepped up their efforts to find native talents. Man United themselves are believed to in pole position to secure the services of Grimsby Town starlet Ben Grist, another prodigious midfielder from the lower leagues, who in high demand. As far as Gibbs is concerned, he is yet to make his proper breakthrough in senior football.