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.

Gibson joined Everton from Newcastle in the summer of 2017 for a deal worth up to £6million, but he is yet to make a first-team appearance for the club.

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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.

Everton's British defender Lewis Gibson reacts at the end of the friendly football match between Kariobangi Sharks and Everton at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, on July 7, 2019. (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)
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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.