Everton defender Lewis Gibson appears to have his heart set on a return to former club Newcastle United after a lack of first team opportunities.
The youngster, according to a report from Football Insider, has been left frustrated by his lack of progress and no clear pathway to the Toffees first team – playing 30 games for Everton’s U23s.
Gibson left former club Newcastle in 2017 for Merseyside, signing a three-year deal at Goodison Park with the hopes of soon breaking into the senior squad following a promising few years at academy level for.
Now, reports claim that there could be an opportunity for the 19-year-old centre-back to make a return to Tyneside.
The left-footer is also currently linked with a move to various other clubs, including Scottish Premiership front-runners Rangers, and could have a list of suitors to choose from if the opportunities don’t come soon with his current club.
Indeed, despite the interest from these other clubs, Gibson appears to be far more focused on a move back to Tyneside, with the defender reportedly stating that he is “very keen” on linking up with Steve Bruce – noting how the Longstaff brothers have stormed onto the scene.
With Everton stalling on a new contract, it looks likely that Gibson will soon be on his way out, with the junior England international looking to finally break onto the big stage.
However, due to the lack of defensive depth at centre-half in Marco Silva’s squad – with only Yerry Mina, Michael Keane and Mason Holgate to choose from – the Toffees could be willing to hold on to the player for the time being in case of an injury crisis.
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