Burnley sign Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson for joint club record fee

Burnley have completed their first signing of the transfer window, bringing in defender Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough.

Gibson, 25, agreed a four-year-deal at Turf Moor after Burnley paid a joint club record fee, reported to be £15 million, for the centre-back.

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The former England under-21 international came through the youth ranks at Middlesbrough and made his senior debut as a substitute in April 2011.

He earned a first call-up to the full England squad for a World Cup qualifier in March 2017 and reached the Championship playoff semifinals with Boro last season