According to a report by 90min, Everton risk losing Lewis Gibson with a host of clubs circling.
Ajax and PSV are the latest teams to enter the race for Everton defender Gibson. Newcastle United also want to bring him back to Tyneside after he left the Magpies to join Everton in 2017.
Gibson’s agent is based in the Netherlands, giving Ajax and PSV an advantage in this pursuit. Both Eredivisie clubs could tempt him with their policy of promotion from within.
This could play a factor as Gibson makes his future decision. Everton have not yet handed the talented 19-year-old his senior debut – despite his consistently impressive performances for David Unsworth’s U23 side.
Gibson plays as a left-sided central defender or as a left-back and he has been knocking on Marco Silva’s door. But his opportunity has not come yet and this coincides with his contract expiring in summer 2020.
Everton could lose the England U19 starlet for nothing if he signs a pre-contract agreement with another club from January onwards. Here are some Everton fans reacting to the possibility of losing one of their most promising teenagers.
Send him on loan to one of them. Would be criminal if we sold him.
— Alex Peace (@the_alexpeace) October 21, 2019
Joke if we leg this lad go , just loan him to one of them
— mogsy (@mogs157) October 21, 2019
Sign on a long term and loan out,superasset
— Bjørnen (@Evertoningen) October 21, 2019
This lad should be breaking the 1st team imo, he runs the defence for the under 23’s, give him games
— Andrew Burns (@Andy_B1997) October 21, 2019
No chance silva will put him in the team
— Dave (@DM_HIGGS) October 21, 2019
Put him in first team
— Cameron Mc (@Cameron_Macccc) October 21, 2019