The Player Stoke City Wants to Sign from Norwich City

With the transfer market in full swing, Stoke City does not want to be left behind and is greatly interested in this defender to strengthen their squad.
The Player Stoke City Wants to Sign from Norwich City.
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One of the problems Stoke City faced last season was in their defense, where it became evident that the defensive zone was very fragile. This made the team weaker and their opponents could sense it. Unfortunately, Stoke City was one of the most conceded against teams in the EFL Championship last season.

The Potters conceded 60 goals in the EFL Championship across 64 matches, resulting in an unfavorable average. This has led them to evaluate their defense when making signings.

Therefore, Stoke City is ready to sign former Norwich City defender Ben Gibson. At 31 years old, he has had a long career in England, mainly in the EFL Championship, where he has played throughout his career.

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A Bit About Ben Gibson’s Career

Additionally, it is important to highlight his time with England’s U21 team. Although he has not debuted with the senior national team, his process in the youth divisions has been significant for his career.

It is expected that his signing will be made official in the coming days, with all indications pointing to Ben Gibson signing a two-year contract with Stoke City. Negotiations have not been too complicated because he is currently without a team, but his last season was with Norwich City in the EFL Championship.

In the last season, Gibson played 54 matches, scoring 1 goal and providing 1 assist. His participation included the EFL Championship, FA Cup, EFL Cup, and the PlayOffs of the EFL Championship.

This player could be very important due to his experience and his time in the second division of English football. It will be crucial to have him wearing The Potters' jersey, hoping that his leadership and career will positively impact the team managed by Steven Schumacher.