Newcastle have recently been linked with a move to bring 19-year-old Lewis Gibson back to Newcastle either in January or next summer. Lewis left Newcastle in 2017 to join Everton in the hopes of a clearer pathway to the first-team than he percieved was possible at Newcastle.
The youngster left his hometown club for Everton in a £4m deal and signed on a three-year contract. That contract is due to expire next summer, and Gibson is nowhere close to the Everton first-team. He also has not moved out on loan in his two years with Everton.
That may change this January, however, as it appears that Everton are open to letting Gibson move on loan in January despite having just six months left on his contract.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Everton’s U-23 manager David Unsworth has made some comments about a possible loan move for Gibson and fellow central defender Morgan Feeney.
“I have to say they have both been fantastic for me. They are both great players at this level and both leaders.
“They are both terrific lads and I have all the time in the world for them. Whatever happens in January with both of them, I don’t know. That’s up to Marco and Marcel.
“That’s not my decision. That would be Marcel’s decision. But if any manager phones me they’ll only hear good things.”
It appears that a decision on Gibson’s future has not been made yet but will be decided soon by manager Marco Silva and director Marcel Brands. However, there is no mention of a new contract on the horizon for Gibson.
From Everton’s perspective, they ideally would like to either extend the youngster or get a fee for him during the January window. If they don’t see a future for Gibson at Everton, then the best option for them would be to sell him in January.
Failing to accomplish that would see them lose Gibson for nothing this summer. We hope that Newcastle are monitoring his situation and would love to see him come back to his hometown club either for a modest fee in the winter window or as a free agent in the summer.