Report: Liam Gibson could leave Newcastle United in January

Liam Gibson of Newcastle (3) controls the ball whilst being pursued by Elijah Adebayo of Fulham (9) during the Premier League 2 Match between Newcastle United and Fulham at Whitley Park on...

Newcastle United defender Liam Gibson has only months remaining on his current deal at St. James' Park.

Liam Gibson of Newcastle (3) controls the ball whilst being pursued by Elijah Adebayo of Fulham (9) during the Premier League 2 Match between Newcastle United and Fulham at Whitley Park on...

According to the Chronicle, Liam Gibson could leave Newcastle United permanently in the January transfer window.

Newcastle full-back Gibson is wanted by both Accrington Stanley and Bristol Rovers, with the transfer window edging closer to opening.

The youngster is said to be desperate to go out and get first team football, as he has been starved of chances at St. James’ Park.

 

Gibson is yet to make a senior appearance at Newcastle this term, and a move away could now appeal.

The 21-year-old has only months left on his contract, and Accrington are said to be willing to take him on a long-term basis.

Liam Gibson during the Newcastle United Training Session  at The Newcastle United Training Centre on November 7, 2018, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The League One side would also be open to a loan deal, with discussions set to take place between the two clubs in the near future.

Newcastle may well be open to letting Gibson go, as he is now reaching an age where first-team football could be important to his development, and he still seems a long way from Rafael Benitez’s first-team.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on December 1, 2018...

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