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.