BREAKING: Everton have £6m bid accepted for Newcastle United defender

The Liverpool Echo have revealed that Everton have had a bid in excess of £6m accepted by Newcastle for highly-rated defender Lewis Gibson.

It was reported last week that The Blues were in ‘advanced talks’ to sign the left-back, and it has now been confirmed that the big spending Everton have struck a deal with Newcastle for one of our brightest young talents.

The Echo state Everton are now hoping to convince the 17-year-old to ignore late interest from Tottenham and join their under-23s set up.

Gibson is an England U-17 international and had enjoyed an impressive start to life on Tyneside, having shone in the U-18’s and, quite impressively, in Peter Beardsley’s U-23 side as a 16-year old.

Given he’s considered to be one of the top youngsters in the country, Gibson’s exit would be deemed a blow, however the £6m received would be added to Benitez’s summer transfer kitty, with Rafa set to gain ‘every penny’ from player sales.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “BREAKING: Everton have £6m bid accepted for Newcastle United defender

  1. He wants to leave so they have to let him go…..
    Everton and Spurs do however appear to be offering him a real footballers salary rather than the £25 per week youth opportunities scheme at Newcastle..


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