West Brom defender Kieran Gibbs has verbally agreed to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami at the end of the current season, according to ESPN.
The former Arsenal man’s contract is due to expire in the summer and there has been some debate over whether he will remain at The Hawthorns.
This outcome always looked unlikely and now it seems he has agreed a deal to move to the MLS that will bring an end to his hit and miss spell with Albion.
ESPN claim that sources have told them Gibbs will sign a two and a half year deal with his new club.
It is reported that Inter Miami were always the favourites to sing Gibbs though there was interest from other MLS sides such as DC United and New York Red Bulls.
The paperwork is not yet signed, according to ESPN, but all parties are confident that a deal will be confirmed so Gibbs can join up with Phil Neville in Miami.
He will arrive halfway through Neville’s debut season as an MLS manager as he switches West Bromwich for sunny Florida.
Gibbs never quite hit the rights we hoped he would when he arrived at the club though he had some memorable moments in the Championship.
He, like much of the Albion squad, hasn’t taken well to his return to Premier League football and it is fair to say he’s had more bad games than good this season.
It was especially disappointing to see him get sent off against Everton in one of our earliest games this season as he lashed out at James Rodriguez.
It was incredibly unprofessional and some fans were calling for Gibbs to go in January as a result.
He doesn’t look to have a future at The Hawthorns even if this deal ends up falling through so if his Miami move falls through, we’re sure someone else will swoop in.
We wish him all the best.
In other West Brom news, an agent has confirmed the Albion have made a new free signing after a transfer fee was waived.