View: Wolves must make keeping Morgan Gibbs-White a priority this season
Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is attracting a lot of Premier League interest but the club should do everything they can to keep the starlet.
It has been reported that the likes of Everton and Nottingham Forest are interested in the 22-year-old, and the Mirror’s James Nursey reported that the Molineux-based club are trying to sign him to a new long-term deal.
However, Forest boss Steve Cooper is reportedly very keen on the midfielder, a player that he has already signed previously when he was the Swansea boss.
Nursey wrote in The Mirror: “Nottingham Forest’s incredible £100million spending spree looks set to continue as they target Morgan Gibbs-White.
“He also previously signed him on loan for Swansea in 2020 when in charge of the Welsh club and has since followed the star’s progress closely including last term when he was loaned to Sheffield United in the Championship.”
“Wolves are trying to tie Gibbs-White to a new long-term deal at Molineux but the star is open to linking up with Cooper again for regular first-team football in the Premier League.
Wolves need to keep MGW
Gibbs-White has been one of England’s most promising young players for a while now, making 35 appearances for their various youth teams, and being rewarded for his performances with a Premier League debut in 2018 against Everton as a late substitute.
The midfielder, who came through the Wolves academy, has always been a top talent and was part of the famous England under-17 World Cup winning team in 2017.
The 22-year-old from Stafford is only 14 outings shy of making 100 appearances for Wolves, but last season he gave a preview as to what his ceiling truly could be during an impressive season-long loan at Sheffield United.
His previous loan at Swansea in 2020 was not as successful as he only featured six times for the Swans that season, but in the 2021/22 season, he exploded onto the scene and showed everyone of the player he can become.
The energetic midfielder made 37 appearances for the Blades, scoring 12 goals and providing 10 assists during that time, registering an outstanding rate of a goal contribution every 1.7 games.
The Blades reached the playoff semi-finals and were a shootout away from reaching the final, with his performances and goal contributions a major reason why the club had such a good campaign.
In terms of his player profile, he is a player that can truly do it all.
He can be deployed in attacking midfield roles or in a deeper role, as he is confident in possession, has a great range of passing, and has exquisite ball control in addition to having a bag of tricks in his arsenal.
The dynamic midfielder was one of the Blades’ stand-out performers last season, with his midfield domination and late runs into the box a huge hit at Bramall Lane.
After first breaking onto the scene when he was 16, he now has finally broadcast his name into the football world, and Wolves should do everything they can to keep him as if he continues the path that he is on, he could become one of the division’s best midfielders.