Inter Miami defender Kieran Gibbs has added that the need for something completely new prompted his move to Major League Soccer (MLS) last year. The English left-back made the admission while he was on the What Bitcoin Did podcast. According to him, he assessed his situation around one year ago in the middle of the pandemic and came to the conclusion that the next step should be something new.

Kieran Gibbs left the Baggies to join compatriot David Beckham at Inter Miami. Ex-Paris Saint Germain (PSG), AC Milan and Manchester United midfielder Beckham is a co-owner at Inter Miami. Inter Miami are a new franchise in the MLS and they just completed their second season in the division towards the end of last year.

At Inter Miami, Kieran Gibbs joined the likes of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain and French World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi at the club and their manager is Englishman Phil Neville. Ex-Everton and Manchester United star Neville was England’s senior women’s team manager before he took the Inter Miami job at the start of last year.

32-year-old Gibbs played a century of games for West Brom over four seasons and his time at the club was affected by injuries. He helped the Baggies to secure Premier League promotion from the Championship in the summer of 2020 as he was part of the West Brom team that finished second and bagged automatic promotion as a result. Croatian tactician Slaven Bilic was the manager when West Brom gained promotion to the top flight at the start of last season.

Kieran Gibbs was part of the West Brom squad that made an instant return to the Championship after they finished second bottom in the Premier League last season. The Englishman could not do much from preventing the Baggies’ return to the Championship alongside bottom team Sheffield United and Fulham.

Gibbs rarely played under Sam Allardyce who replaced the sack Bilic as the Baggies boss towards the end of 2020 and that played a big part in his decision to sign for Florida-based club Inter Miami last year March.