Newcastle have been touted with a January transfer swoop for Burnley defender Ben Gibson. 

Steve Bruce is reportedly considering a deal for Gibson as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of the second half of the season. 

Gibson has fallen out of favour at Burnley and is said to be available on loan, with the view to a permanent transfer in the summer. This means that Newcastle will not have to pay a transfer fee if he fails to perform. 

Newcastle have kept three clean sheets in the Premier League this season and have an array of centre-backs at their disposal. However, Federico Fernandez is out of contract at the end of the season and Gibson could be a potential replacement for the Argentine defender.

But, should Newcastle sign the former Middlesbrough star? We have decided to take a look at four reasons why he could be a good signing…