Lewis Gibson is already attracting attention from clubs in the Championship ahead of next season, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that Everton plan to loan the defender out again next year.
Gibson has made a fantastic start to his loan at Fleetwood Town. The centre-back has made nine appearances for Joey Barton’s side, with promotion-chasers keeping four clean sheets in his last seven games.
The Liverpool Echo reports that Gretar Steinsson has watched Gibson on a couple of occasions since his move. And it appears that Everton have already set their plans for the youngster next term.
The Echo reports that Everton plan to loan Gibson out again next season. Clubs in the Championship and abroad are already looking at the 19-year-old.
And it is suggested by the Echo that the Toffees are looking at including Gibson in the first-team fold once next season concludes.
TBR View – Gibson will be encouraged by Everton’s plans
It was not too long ago that Gibson’s Goodison Park future looked to be in a little doubt. The Northern Echo reported in December that Newcastle wanted to re-sign the youngster.
He has since signed a new contract at Everton. And he may now feel vindicated in his decision.
Gibson is now playing regular senior football. And the club have set out the path that could lead the defender into the first-team fold.
There is some way to go, of course. But Gibson has done well at Fleetwood. And clubs at a higher level are reportedly already taking notice.