Manchester United transfer rumors: Darron Gibson set for £5 million Sunderland move

Darron Gibson appears headed for the Stadium of Light. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson has agreed to terms with Sunderland according to reports - he will be moving to the Stadium of Light for a £5 million transfer fee. There has been speculation in the past week that Gibson, along with Wes Brown and John O'Shea, would be headed to Wearside for a combined £12 million. However, it appears the Ireland international will be leaving Old Trafford in an individual move.

The 23-year-old midfielder has failed to impress for United during his limited opportunities and a move to Sunderland likely offers him regular playing time - Gibson should be get the chance to fill the void left by the departed Jordan Henderson. Rumors have been rampant in the past weeks about United's desire to fortify their central midfield - they've been linked with the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Luka Modric, and Samir Nasri. Gibson's departure, along with the retirement of Paul Scholes, leaves a void in the center of the pitch for United - this will likely be addressed during the summer.

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