Everton have offered former Reading loanee Lewis Gibson a new contract.

The 22-year-old has been at Goodison Park for six years but is yet to feature in their first team.

First going out on loan, to Fleetwood Town, in 2019/20, he moved to Reading for the duration of 2020/21.

A season largely behind-closed-doors, except for two matches in front of 2,000 fans, Gibson failed to impress and played just 13 times as Veljko Paunovic's Royals finished seventh.

Playing another five times for Sheffield Wednesday in 2021/22, last season was the defender's most productive.

Moving to Joey Barton's Bristol Rovers, the North-East native got 33 matches under his belt and scored his first professional goal in a middling campaign for the Pirates.

He is one of five Toffees offered new deals as Sean Dyche's men survived in the Premier League on the final day.

Everton Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, said: “Everyone at the Club wishes to thank all departing players for their contribution throughout their time at Everton.

“Many of them have developed through our Academy and given their all each time they’ve put on the royal blue shirt."