According to a report from the Daily Mail, Newcastle United are planning to make a move for Everton defender Lewis Gibson two years after he left St James’ Park.
The Mail reports that Gibson left Tyneside in a £6 million deal back in 2017, but his contract at Goodison Park expires in the summer.
The report suggests that the 19-year-old decided to leave after lodging a complaint regarding Peter Beardsley.
And with the Englishman since being sacked by the Magpies, he is reportedly open to making a return.
While Gibson is yet to make his senior debut for the Toffees, it looks to have the potential to be a good piece of business for Newcastle to get the youngster back.
The £6 million fee highlights his potential. He has made 31 appearances in Premier League 2, and it looks to be a no-brainer if Newcastle can re-sign Gibson on a free transfer.
The Mail notes that he is good friends with Sean and Matty Longstaff. So perhaps, their progression into the first-team may boost their chances of luring Gibson back.
The pathway appears to be there for the brightest youngsters to break into Steve Bruce’s plans. And with Matty Longstaff becoming an instant hero for the Toon Army, Gibson would be forgiven for finding a potential return to Newcastle an appealing opportunity.