Ex Newcastle United defender out-of-contract – five years after £6m move to Everton
Former Newcastle United youngster Lewis Gibson has been left out of Everton’s pre-season tour following the expiration of his contract.
The Liverpool Echo has reported that The Toffees are hopeful that the 21-year-old will sign a new deal this week but he has been left out of the club’s pre-season tour of the USA as he is technically a free agent.
The centre-back spent last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday in League One but was limited to just five League One appearances. He has also had loan spells at Fleetwood Town and Reading.
Gibson’s contract at Everton expired on June 30, leaving him free to sign for another club. Everton would be entitled to compensation should Gibson go elsewhere, providing they have offered the player a new deal.