On 4th September 2020, following weeks of speculation, Burnley left-sided central defender Ben Gibson joined the Canaries on a season long loan.
Gibson joined the Middlesbrough academy in 2005 at the age of 12 and signed his first professional contract in July 2010. He made the first of 203 appearances for Boro on 25th April 2011 against Coventry as substitute.
In August 2011 he was loaned to Playmouth for three months, making 13 appearances. A second loan spell came at York in February 2012 during which he won the FA Trophy and promotion to the Football League. He played 11 games for York. The 2012/13 season saw him loaned to Tranmere where he made 33 appearances. The following campaign saw him become a regular in the Boro first team and his performances led to a £15million move to Burnley on 5th August 2018. However injuries and the form of other players have limited him to six appearances for the Clarets.
Gibson made his Norwich debut in the 1-0 defeat at home to Derby on 3rd October 2020, starting the match in place of the Everton-bound Ben Godfrey.
Gibson has been capped by England at Under-17, Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 winning the Nordic Cup and the UEFA European Championships with the Under-17s. He made his debut for the Under-21s against Croatia in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 championship qualifiers before playing in all three games in the finals. He scored his first Under-21 goal against Belarus in a friendly in 2015. He received his first call up to the England squad in March 2017 replacing the injured Chris Smalling.