Everton Set to Continue Summer Spending Spree After Having Bid for Newcastle Teen Accepted

Thursday July 20th, 2017

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has had a bid accepted by Newcastle United for one of their most promising youngsters, Lewis Gibson.

The Dutchman has been a busy man this summer, having already recruited Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru, Sandro Ramirez, Wayne Rooney and Cuco Martina, who all look to have been funded by the huge sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.

They are all first team signings but it would appear Koeman is keen to prepare for the future with the move for Gibson.

The 17-year-old defender has been making waves in the Magpies' youth ranks, which has prompted the Toffees to make a bid in excess of £6m, as reported by ​Liverpool Echo.

The club's director of football Steve Walsh has acted quickly to stave off competition from Tottenham for the youngster, who would go straight into U23s boss David Unsworth's squad.

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Everton remain in the hunt for even more recruits this summer, with speculation refusing to go away surrounding Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, Crystal Palace hitman Christian Benteke and Swansea talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson.

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