Wigan eye Gibson loan deal

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Updated: July 17, 2011

According to reports in the Sunday Daily Star Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is lining up a season long loan move for Darron Gibson

The Republic of Ireland international is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and saw a proposed move to Premier League rivals Sunderland fall through, allegedly due to personal demands.

The 23 year old has struggled to hold down a first team place at United and there is a real possibility that this deal come happen.

Latics boss Roberto Martinez has a good relationship with United and took Tom Cleverley for in a similar deal last season. The England under -21 thrived under the guidance of the Spanish coach last season and has now returned to United.

Martinez is looking for a competitive midfielder to lead his team and believes Gibson might be that man. A loan move might also suit Gibson who ideally would like to stay and prove himself with United but knows that he needs to play regularly.

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