The Liverpool Echo are reporting that Everton have had a bid in excess of £6M accepted by Newcastle for our highly-rated defender Lewis Gibson.
Newcastle fans will be asking why on earth are we letting one of the top young players in England leave the club but there’s really nothing Newcastle can do about it.
Lewis is on an Academy scholarship and has not signed any professional forms at Newcastle and he can leave at any time.
17 year-old Newcastle defender Lewis Gibson
Being a local lad from Stanley, County Durham we had hoped he would want to stay at Newcastle but that doesn’t look like it’s the case.
We wonder if Newcastle have a counter offer to Everton’s?
Lewis turned 17 only yesterday but Tottenham are also interested in signing Lewis so we may see a bid coming in from Spurs.
But the north London side will need to move quickly since Everton have been after the player for several weeks and now and looks to tie up the deal.
Certainly, Everton seem to be willing to spend big money on both their transfer targets for the first team and also on top young players in the new era of Ronald Koeman as the manager of the Toffees.
Gibson will go straight into the Everton U23 group should he sign for Everton so they rate him extremely highly.
It would be interesting to know what Rafa Benitez thinks of this situation.
Lewis is the younger brother of Liam Gibson who is also on the Newcastle books – as a professional.
What do you think about this?