Darren Gibson has signed a short-term deal with League Two outfit Salford City FC.
The former Premier League winner with Manchester United has joined Salford City and the deal can be best described as a surprise.
Having recently played with Wigan Athletic, the former Republic of Ireland international was released by the Latics in the summer. The 32-year-old will now play for Salford until the end of the season.
Ties with the Class of ’92 surely helped Salford get this deal over the line, and it is thought that Gibson had been training with them for a while to build up his fitness.
Midfielder Darron Gibson has signed a short-term deal with the club 🤝
— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) February 6, 2020
Speaking to Salford City, Gibson said: “I’m looking forward to it. It’s a new challenge. I like where the club is heading — trying to push for promotion. I’m looking forward to getting involved and signing.
“It’s a new challenge. Obviously a challenge for the club and a challenge for me personally. I’ve not played in a while but I’m looking forward to getting back in the swing of things.”
Manager Graham Alexander will be hoping Gibson’s top-flight experience will aid the club’s play-off push.
Some fans were surprised the League Two side had managed to sign Gibson, while Reds wished their former player good luck in his new chapter.
How have Salford signed Darren Gibson, they'll be in league 1 by the end of next season for definete, the money they've got is unreal
— Daniel Clausen (@danielclausen1) February 6, 2020
— RedReveal (@RedReveal) February 6, 2020
First James Wilson. Now Darron Gibson.
— Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) February 6, 2020