Everton ace admits he might leave Goodison Park this summer… unless there’s a change

Lewis Gibson is keen to get more first-team football, which he hasn’t been offered at Everton yet.

Lewis Gibson has told the Liverpool Echo that he could look to leave Everton on loan next season.

Gibson helped Everton’s under-23 side win the PL2 title last night, with a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park.

The full-back has been one of Everton’s development side’s stars of the season, with his performances earning him great credit.

But Marco Silva is yet to give the full-back a chance in Everton’s first-team.

And the 20-year-old admits that he is now reaching an age where he wants to be playing first-team football.

“I’m hoping to push on,” Gibson said. “I’ve played U23s for coming up to two years.

“In an ideal world it would be at Everton’s first-team but if opportunities are limited it will be on loan.

“Hopefully I can push on with Everton and the first-team because ever since I’ve been here that’s been my dream, just to play for Everton’s first-team.”

Gibson will have to force Lucas Digne out of Everton’s starting line-up to become Silva’s first choice left-back, which looks a huge task.

The youngster could replace Leighton Baines in Everton’s senior squad though, as the veteran defender’s contract is due to expire at the end of this season, and he still hasn’t been offered new terms.

If Gibson doesn’t get his opportunity at Everton, then there are likely to be a whole host of takers in the Football League, who would want him on loan.

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