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According to reports from the Liverpool Echo, Scottish champions Celtic are monitoring Lewis Gibson’s situation at Everton.
The Bhoys are top of the Scottish Premier League table at the moment but they are expected to face strong competition from rivals Glasgow Rangers this season. The title race is expected to go down to the wire, and the Hoops, as a result, are looking to bolster their squad in January.
Celtic will be an attractive option for the young 19-year-old defender as he is out of contract at Goodison Park at the end of the season. Everton have held talks over a new deal, but the youngster is looking for assurances regarding his future at Merseyside.
The Bhoys are not alone in the race for his signature. Feyenoord and AZ Alkmaar and clubs in Germany are also keen on signing him.
Everton are also lacking depth in defence, but many fans have urged the club on social networking site Twitter to give him a chance in the first team. Gibson is yet to make his first-team debut for the Toffees. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Give him new contract and loan him out get some minutes and give him a chance next season
— Adam Jones (@Adam_EFC_1998) January 6, 2020
I’d play him over Keane from now on
— Gavin Hill (@HillGavinedward) January 6, 2020
Surely better option than Keane
— Neil Martin (@maverick7578) January 6, 2020
He’s a quality player I’d bring him in the squad and duck Keane right off
— phil knight (@phil_spudhead) January 6, 2020
Better than Mina or Keane. There’s your assurances lad. Sign up.
— Andreas Wätt (@Wattawildworld) January 6, 2020
Great to see a player looking for a chance to shine as opposed to the pay packet!
— Eugene O’Brien (@obrien_eugene) January 6, 2020
Give him game time now! What we all witnessed yesterday proves we need to move on what we have
— Mik Sharples (@Miksharples) January 6, 2020