Gibson prepared to move

Sunderland target Darron Gibson has revealed that he is ready to leave Manchester United if he does not start playing more regularly. reported earlier this week that the Black Cats had launched a triple bid for Gibson and United team-mates Wes Brown and John O'Shea.

Gibson is now waiting to see whether a move materialises but insists he would have no problem making the switch to Wearside if it benefits his career.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder has previously been urged to quit Old Trafford by national team manager Giovanni Trapattoni as he remains a bit-part player under Sir Alex Ferguson.

And the 23-year-old has now indicated that it might be time for him to embark on a new challenge at the Stadium of Light.

"If Sunderland get the three of us it would be unbelievable business," he said.

"It wouldn't faze me one bit to leave, all I want is what's best for me.

"So if the best thing for me is to leave and go somewhere that I'll play every week then so be it.

"I haven't sat down with Sir Alex to talk but if it comes to me not playing as much as I'd like next season I'll have to move.

"I'm nearly 24. I'm going to have to go somewhere else if I don't start playing regularly."

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 13 June 2011

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Looks like Gibson not moving, ten grand short of his weekly requirement......

- letrip

I don't see this as a worry as all 3 go. Brown has never come back from the season he had a couple of years ago - always been injury prone, but had good career moments. O'Shea has never been first choice and is very one dimensional. Never exciting, but solid. Gibson shines very, very occasionally for me and that's not enough. I wish them well and they all deserve 1st team football. Brucie is following 'the master' by bringing in experience nearing the end of their careers and it'll serve him well. We've bolstered our defence with Smalling & Jones. They are the future!

- Cookster68

Brown and O'Shea deals done today, pretty sure Gibson will follow. Sunderland have got two very good and experienced defenders and we've still got enough at the back with Evans, Jones, Smalling, Evra, Vidic, Ferdinand, Fabio and Rafael.

- Shaun

Apparently Brown would prefer to go to Everton. (Presumably more to do with geography than team preferences.) Don't know if they've actually shown any interest or if it's all just paper talk though.

- fenwar

Apparently O'shea wnats to stay, Gibson def off, not sure re Brown.

- Oli

The only one I'd be sad to lose is O'Shea, I think he's been an invaluable squad member this season. That said, if he wants first team football and can get that at Sunderland then fair play to him. If Gibson goes then hopefully Cleverley gets more chances to play, which isn't a bad thing.

- fenwar

And maybe Welbeck. This sounds like a good deal, with Jones coming in we have a lot of cover in defence. So could afford to lose O'Shea and Brown.

- Shaun