Report: Everton will loan £6m man Lewis Gibson out this summer

A general view of Goodison Park before the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester Cit at Goodison Park on February 6, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Eyebrows were raised when Premier League Everton paid £6m to sign a 17-year-old defender called Lewis Gibson from Newcastle United in 2017.

Lewis Gibson of Everton before the Premier League 2 Match between Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park on April 15, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Everton will send young defender Lewis Gibson out on loan next season after helping The Toffees’ U23 side win the Premier League 2 title on Monday, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

David Unsworth’s side will finish in top spot for the second time in just three years after a dramatic 1-0 victory over second place Brighton and Hove Albion, Josh Bowler scoring the only goal of the game with an inspired curling effort.

 

The likes of Joao Virginia, Bassala Sambou and Fraser Hornby have shone en route to the title while Gibson has also performed at a consistently impressive level either at centre-half or in his favoured left-back role.

Everton paid an eye-watering £6 million to sign the then-17-year-old from Newcastle United in 2017 according to the Echo, fighting off competition from Tottenham Hotspur, and he is now looking like a fine investment.

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.

The Echo adds that Everton are now hoping to test Gibson to his limits by sending the teenager out on loan next season in an attempt to find out whether he is ready to graduate from the rather sterilised world of academy football.

Given that Gibson has aced every test with flying colours so far, don’t bet against him starring in the Football League in 2019/20.

Lewis Gibson Josh Bowler and Fraser Hornby of Everton celebrate winning the Premier League 2 Match between Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park on April 15, 2019 in Liverpool,...

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