Newcastle United youngster Liam Gibson is leaving the club on loan. On the club’s official website, Newcastle confirmed that Gibson was heading on loan to Grimsby Town.
Gibson joins the League Two club on loan until January 2020. He will return to Newcastle on January 4 when another decision will be made on his future.
The 22-year-old’s progress at Newcastle was hampered as he missed more than a year with a serious illness but he recovered and got playing time under his belt last season.
Gibson played 21 times for Newcastle’s U21 side before gaining some senior experience out on loan. In January 2019, he moved to Accrington Stanley on loan and played five times.
This was his second loan spell – he also played for Gateshead in a temporary stint in 2015. Gibson has never played a senior game for Newcastle and this loan spell could be make-or-break. He turns 23 at the end of this season and he will need to be pushing for a first-team spot.
Newcastle exodus continues
After Gibson departed, Newcastle fans once again vented their frustration. Rafa Benitez has left and Ayoze Perez has followed. Salomon Rondon does not look like coming back while Sean Longstaff, Fabian Schar and Isaac Hayden are among the first-team stars who could also leave.
It is all miserable at the moment for Newcastle, who are without a manager and the recruitment drive is weak. Here are some tweets from frustrated fans after Gibson was loaned out.
Preparing him for the championship next year. I like it 👍🏼
— Kriss⚫️⚪️ (@KrissNufc12) July 16, 2019
Small squad made smaller and wage bill reduced again. Ashleys board must be working over time on cost savings and money generating. Shame transfer window will be shut before any can be spent AGAIN!! #ASHLEYOUT #ASHLEYOUT #ASHLEYOUT #ASHLEYOUT #ASHLEYOUT #ASHLEYOUT #ASHLEYOUT
— Martin Pickup (@martinthx1138) July 16, 2019
Well done lad. You’ll be better off just staying there.
— Paul Smith (@Smithy_Lonestar) July 16, 2019
Need to balance the books , new signage and painted walls don’t pay for themselves
Love to no who is making these decisions
— chris (@bellzy9) July 16, 2019
Love how there’s outgoings and no incomings or manager
— Brandon Bell (@brandon67329023) July 16, 2019