Tony Pulis has revealed that West Brom managed to complete a deal to sign Kieran Gibbs for half of Arsenal’s asking price.
As per the Birmingham Mail, Pulis revealed that the Baggies were simply not prepared to pay the £12 million that they had been quoted for the England international, but they did not give up on a deal.
I just thought Gibbs was too expensive. The £12m that Arsenal were talking about at the beginning of the season was too expensive. To get him for £5m over a period of time now is a good deal for us.
Gibbs joined West Brom from Arsenal the day before the window closed for a deal worth around £5 million.
Injuries halted Gibbs’ Arsenal career and the player fell out of favour at The Emirates.
The former Arsenal man was one of three late signings, joining Oliver Burke, who returned to England after a spell with RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, Grzegorz Krychowiak, who joined the club on a season-long loan from the French side.