European giants set to rival Newcastle United as defender deal nears end

Newcastle United face a battle to bring former defender Lewis Gibson back to St James’s Park.

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 7:05 am
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: Tommy Doyle of Manchester City is challenged by Lewis Gibson of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Manchester City and Everton at The Academy Stadium on April 07, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: Tommy Doyle of Manchester City is challenged by Lewis Gibson of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Manchester City and Everton at The Academy Stadium on April 07, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The England youth international, who left for Everton in a deal worth £1million potentially rising to £6million in 2017, is reportedly wanted by Dutch giants Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.

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Gibson’s contract at Goodison Park is up at the end of the season.

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are also thought to be keeping tabs on the 19-year-old, with the player reportedly keen to leave in search of first-team football.