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.
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.