17 Year-Old Youngster Joins Everton – Net Spend This Summer Still Very Low


17-year-old defender Lewis Gibson has finally joined for an undisclosed but it’s been widely reported in various new outlets that Newcastle will be getting £6M for him and that’s what we’ll assume in our transfer table.

Lewis’ elder brother Liam – who is 21 – is still at Newcastle.

Lewis left because there’s nothing Newcastle could do to keep him since he was an Academy player without a professional contract.

17-year-old defender Lewis Gibson – signed by Everton

And in any case, he wanted to join Everton and world-class manager Rafa Benitez only wants players who want to play for Newcastle – he wants them to show the passion when wearing that famous black and white striped shirt.

Lewis was born in Stanley but it doesn’t seem he had the urge to play for his local club – but so be it.

It’s a free world after all and it could be a good move for Lewis who goes straight into the Everton U23 squad.

Here’s what Newcastle put out on their website today:

Young defender Lewis Gibson has joined Everton for an undisclosed fee.

The 17-year-old center half has linked up with the Toffees, committing his future to the Goodison Park outfit having spent his formative years on Tyneside.

Gibson, the younger brother of United Under-23s’ full back Liam, was part of the Magpies’ Under-18s side last season.

He was part of United’s FA Youth Cup run last season as Dave Watson’s youngsters made it to the last eight, and has also played for the club’s under-23 team and been capped by England at under-17 level during his time at St. James’ Park.

And that makes the net spend for Newcastle even lower estimated at 4.5M by assuming the transfer fees so far this season.

We should be announcing 21-year-old Spaniard Mikel Merino today on loan for a season and we are reported to have an option to buy him for £6M at the end of the season.

The fee we are rumored to be getting for Lweius will pay for that.

With £6M assumed from Everton here is what the current transfer table looks like with Mikel Merino still pending.

PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
Christian Atsu£6.2MChelsea
Florian Lejeune£8.8MEibar
Jacob Murphy£10MNorwich
Javier Manquillo£4.5MAtletico Madrid
Mikel Merino£2.5M Loan - seasonBorussia Dortmund
KenedyLoan - season - pendingChelsea
Joselu£5.0MStoke City
Transfer Fees In£37.0M
OUTGOING
Vurnon AnitaReleasedAston Villa
Sammy AmeobiReleasedBolton
Haris VuckicReleasedFC Twente
Lubo SatkaReleasedFC DAC 1904
Florian Thauvin£10.0MMarseille
Kevin Mbabu£1.0MYoung Boys
Matz SelsLoan - seasonAnderlecht
Yoan GouffranReleasedGoztepe
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBolton
Lewis Gibson£1.0M
Up to £5M in add-ons
Everton
Daryl Murphy£2.0MNottingham Forest
Ivan ToneyLoan - seasonWigan Athletic
Transfer Fees Out£14.0M
Net Spend£23M

What do you think?

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39 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #1

    From last

    Another transfer out of nowhere, then. This time out going. 5M in the bank towards new players, and we are finally rid of probably (arguably i suppose) the worst CF I have seen in a toon top.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #2

    no way. 5m for rivi!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #3

    For all we know he’s a staunch makem fan who couldn’t wait to leave, he’s gone, he may or may not come good. Let’s not get our knickers in a twist over him.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Mark,
    Riviereinho has been sold then?

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Mobile version of the site is down atm.. had to log in to the desktop version.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Nowt to say about this lad, apart from “please yassel”

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s back up now Magspuggy

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Thats what the reports are saying Rivieraldinho is going to sign for a turkish club for 5M

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  • toon kk

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Mags
    Mobile version back on now

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ve been having problems with the blog not updating itself – having to tab through old posts to get to the most recent.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #12

    no it says we bought him for 5m, not that he is going for 5M!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Rivière fell out of favour out Newcastle. He was never in fcuking favour! He’s fcuking shite end of 😆

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Tuff

    Mine doing the same thing. Even if I go to the blog home page, it shows the last story i looked at as the newest, and i have to refresh. Might be a cookie thing.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #15

    With gibson and now rivi chipping in with sales we have possibly moved into transfer profit so far .

    .time for penfold to get his finger out and spash the cash on rafas more expensive targets.

    We need a cf cdm and a goalie.

    Its good we are making money from ex players but now is the time to bolt the horse to the cart..

    Hwtl

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda

    So it does. I just went off the title. Either way, i’d take 5.99 for postage and packing, and send him on his way.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #17

    The 5 mill is what we paid Monaco for him not what we will be getting for him going by that article

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  • toon kk

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #18

    I wonder if we can send Diame with him.
    But one get one free

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  • toon kk

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Buy

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #20

    WWSBRD

    yeah, see my reply to rotonda :D. Just glad he’s going to be off the books

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Managing to get shot of him for free would be considered a good move, getting rid of him for 5M would be considered a Stroke of genius but might land you in court on daylight robbery charges.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Mister Tuff / Markaccus

    had the same problem yesterday

    clear browsing history……….. close down………… restart……….i’ve had no problems since
    hope this helps

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  • Budge123

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Does anyone know if the home friendly is cash turnstiles?
    The one last year was so wondering if the same this time?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Jail

    And selling him as a “footballer” might go against the trade descriptions act.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Jail.
    Indeed. Also expect another visit from HMRC for it too!

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  • lesh

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Riviera’s transfer’s not confirmed yet is it?

    And it looks as though Darlow might be in the departure lounge soon……

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2017/07/newcastle-west-ham-swap-deal-claimed-cards-break-transfer-deadlock-newcastle-united/

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  • Pitmatic

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Wishful thinking to imagine we’re getting £6m for this kid. Surely that’s related to various add-ons, no doubt including first team appearances and full international caps, so I wouldn’t count it the kitty just yet.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Markaccus
    Sorry mate hadnt seen Rotondas comment or ur reply to it…site isnt updating for me, probably a sign to leave it haha

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Lesh

    No, but his impending departure is almost as thrilling as an incoming transfer!

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  • chicousa

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Rivière sold??? Hey ho!!! I hope this is true. It will feel like a brick tied around our necks being cut free! 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Pitmatic

    Nope, its a compo deal. We had no say in his sale at all, due to him having no pro contract. He has entered the final year of his scholarship and has decided to leave. If Everton had not agreed 6M, it would have been decided at tribunal, but it’s not actually the same as a sale, so we can’t ask for addons, or a buyback clause or owt like that.

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  • outside the box

    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #32

    hibbit tuff…anyone have problems with ronnygill website …i give up most times

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Thanks kk

    Its working again for me 2.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #34

    outside the box
    waste of time just won’t load have give up even trying

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Having just watched the full 90 (and it is 90 mins now), I must say I was impressed with Diamé. He did a good job breaking up play & thwarting attacks.

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  • outside the box

    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #36

    thanks hibbit
    thought it just must be me …jumping all over place and not loading sometimes …will take advice and ignore…
    watched nufc.co.uk 90 mins thought hayden was excellent…hope he dosent get benched for new signings

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #37

    otb

    Agree. Hayden had a good game too.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #38

    hibbitt – I’ll try that -cheers.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Pootle

    I am sorry for saying this transfer must be a mistake, I did not realise junior players without contracts can still demand significant fees.

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