Lewis Gibson admits he might leave Everton on loan

Lewis Gibson of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Everton U23 and Swansea City U23 at Goodison Park on March 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Lewis Gibson is keen to get more first-team football, which he hasn't been offered at Everton yet.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Curtis Jones of Liverpool and Lewis Gibson of Everton in action during the Everton v Liverpool PL2 game on April 16, 2018 in Southport, England.

Lewis Gibson has told the Liverpool Echo that he could look to leave Everton on loan next season.

Gibson helped Everton’s under-23 side win the PL2 title last night, with a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park.

The full-back has been one of Everton’s development side’s stars of the season, with his performances earning him great credit.

But Marco Silva is yet to give the full-back a chance in Everton’s first-team.

 

And the 20-year-old admits that he is now reaching an age where he wants to be playing first-team football.

“I’m hoping to push on,” Gibson said. “I’ve played U23s for coming up to two years.

“In an ideal world it would be at Everton’s first-team but if opportunities are limited it will be on loan.

“Hopefully I can push on with Everton and the first-team because ever since I’ve been here that’s been my dream, just to play for Everton’s first-team.”

Lewis Gibson of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Everton U23 and Swansea City U23 at Goodison Park on March 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Gibson will have to force Lucas Digne out of Everton’s starting line-up to become Silva’s first choice left-back, which looks a huge task.

The youngster could replace Leighton Baines in Everton’s senior squad though, as the veteran defender’s contract is due to expire at the end of this season, and he still hasn’t been offered new terms.

If Gibson doesn’t get his opportunity at Everton, then there are likely to be a whole host of takers in the Football League, who would want him on loan.

Lewis Gibson of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton on January 15, 2018 in Enfield, England.

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