‘Exclusive’ reveals why ex-Mag is desperate to complete January move back to NUFC

According to Football Insider, a source close to Lewis Gibson has told them that the Everton youngster is “very keen” to complete a January return to Newcastle United.

The ‘exclusive’ claims that the 19-year-old talent is ‘hankering’ for a move back to Tyneside after seeing the first-team opportunities both Matty and Sean Longstaff have been given of late.

Gibson left the club in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £1m rising to a potential £6m, however it’s been reported that Peter Beardsley’s exit has also played a part in his U-turn, with the former coach believed to have played a part in his exit two years ago.

A few seasons later, the England U-20 international has been a regular with Everton’s U-23’s and was on the fringe of their senior set up over pre-season, but it seems he’s now ready to quit after a lack of first-team opportunities.

Not only that, he’s currently out of contract at the end of the season, meaning the Merseyside club may be tempted to cash in on him in January if he really is set on a return to St James’ Park.

Time will tell if there’s some genuine weight behind these re-emerging Gibson claims, however I’m sure he’d be welcomed back with open arms if a deal can be agreed.

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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 “‘Exclusive’ reveals why ex-Mag is desperate to complete January move back to NUFC

  1. I think this is quite funny. It appears that the gossip about Gibson is based entirely on his desire and not in any way on his ability as a player.

    At Newcastle he was nowhere near the first team squad, and similarly, at 19 , having spent a couple of years in the fluffy warm embrace of Everton’s U23s he’s having difficulty breaking into their first team.

    His exit from the Toon was supposedly down to Peter Beardsley who has been accused of bullying and racism.

    Anyone remember a time when it was said that bullying was character building? I’m assuming here that Beardsley didn’t hurl any racist slurs at Gibson.

    All this suggests a bit of a snowflake who, rather than digging deep and fighting for a place in the squad at Newcastle took the easy way out and went to Everton. Then instead of toughing it out at Everton and fighting for a place in the first team is looking for the easy route to first team football, which he now thinks is back at Newcastle. I’m not even sure that we would want a player with that kind of attitude.

    As an afterthought – would it be a fair assumption to say that Matty and Sean Longstaff both came through the academy under Beardsley? A couple of tough northern lads who took Beardsley’s banter in their stride and emerged out the other side as a pair of full blown Geordie heroes?

    I remember my brother leaving the Marines a few years ago and commenting that the service had changed. Instructors were no longer permitted to shout at the recruits. He added “I hope the enemy take that into consideration when they go into battle.”

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