According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, Everton seem set to offer ‘outstanding’ young defender Lewis Gibson a new contract as talks with the player intensify – with this piece of news revealing he looks all but certain to put pen to paper.
Gibson, who signed for the Toffees from Newcastle back in 2017 for £1 million, has since gone on to make 38 appearances (Transfermarkt) for Everton U23s whilst impressing coach David Unsworth – who had non-stop praise for the 19-year-old back in April 2018 when he labelled Gibson an ‘outstanding‘ player (Liverpool Echo).
Unsworth also called Gibson a ‘natural born leader‘ when speaking to the Echo nearly two years ago, and his form since then has warranted the reward of a new deal. The Englishman was also part of the U17 national side’s World Cup triumph back in 2017, playing alongside Premier League starlets Callum Hudson-Odoi and Phil Foden in the competition.
Gibson could also follow in the footsteps of fellow Toffees youngster Tom Davies, who is now a regular starter for Everton having briefly captained the England U17s side in Chile 2015. The teenager’s form has even caught the attention of Liverpool legend and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, with a report from the Athletic back in October hinting at the Scottish outfit’s interest in bringing Gibson to Ibrox in January.
Now, though, it appears Everton have taken the necessary step in offering the ex-Magpie a new contract to tie him down for the foreseeable future – with a fresh deal expected to be signed in the next week (Liverpool Echo).
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