Huddersfield Town have been linked with an interest in signing young Everton defender Lewis Gibson on loan.
Reports from the Liverpool ECHO suggest that the Toffees are keen to let the 20-year-old centre-back depart Goodison Park this summer on another loan exit after briefly leaving on loan last term, with Town reportedly showing a strong interest in Gibson.
Gibson had a brief stint on loan at League One side Fleetwood Town earlier this year but made just 11 appearances with Joey Barton’s side’s season curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Carlos Corberan is said to have been impressed by what he saw of Gibson last season during as brief spell at Highbury.
In that time, Gibson was unbeaten in 10 of his 11 appearances helping his then loan club to keep four clean sheets in League One and reach the play-offs during his time there.
Post by Everton News. on Sept 23, 2020 16:30:25 GMT
Everton defender Lewis Gibson has signed on loan for Championship club Reading for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.
The centre-back links up with the Royals having enjoyed a successful loan spell at Fleetwood Town last season.
After completing a temporary switch to Fleetwood in January, Gibson swiftly cemented a starting spot and helped the Lancashire club qualify for the League One play-offs, where they were beaten in the semi-finals by Wycombe Wanderers.
The England Under-20 international joins a Reading side who sit top of the Championship having won their opening two matches of the campaign.
Gibson moved to Everton from boyhood club Newcastle United in summer 2017 and joined up with David Unsworth’s Under-23s side.
He was a key member of the young Blues team that won a Premier League 2 and Premier League Cup double in 2018/19.
Gibson signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with Everton in January 2020.