Sheffield Wednesday are considering whether to cancel Lewis Gibson’s loan from Everton or not as January approaches, as per a recent report by Yorkshire Live.
This follows the news that the defender is set to be out of action for a considerable amount of time through injury, which means that the Owls could well have to cut short his loan deal.
It is also stated further in the report that Wednesday have put the task of signing more defensive reinforcements in the new year as one of their top priorities.
Which would therefore mean that they would almost inevitably bring in a direct replacement for Gibson if he was to return to Goodison Park during the winter transfer window.
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The 21-year-old has made just one appearance all season for the Steel City club, with fitness issues having restricted his involvement under the guidance of Darren Moore at Hillsborough.
This will come as a blow for the Owls but the reality is that Gibson appears likely to remain out of action for quite some time.
Keeping him at the club wouldn’t be fair on Wednesday or the player himself, so it is probably best that he returns to his parent club with immediate effect.
This would give the League One side the chance to bring in an adequate replacement in the time that they will be afforded during January.
Gibson is a player that knows the third division well having previously taken in a spell with Fleetwood Town, so the main aim for the Owls will be to bring in someone with a similar level of experience.
A lot of Premier League sides are sure to be eyeing up loan moves for some of their best young players, whilst there are also plenty of free agents on the market that could be useful to Moore and his staff.