Wolves must give Morgan Gibbs-White a Premier League chance next season
It’s been a brilliant season for Wolves so far, challenging for European places and playing great football along the way under new manager Bruno Lage.
He has got the best out of his squad, with Ruben Neves turning in the best performances of his career while the likes of Max Kilman, Pedro Neto, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Francisco Trincao have all come on leaps and bounds under his tutelage.
But their form is likely to see them targeted by top clubs for some transfers this summer and that should present a new opportunity for Morgan Gibbs-White to make a name for himself in the famous gold shirt.
Gibbs-White was part of the England Under-17 squad that won the World Cup in 2017, scoring twice in the tournament and making a name for himself. At that same time period he made his first-team debut for Wolves under Nuno Espirito Santo and broke into the first-team on a regular basis in the years to come.
But as the club continued to progress and sign players, he found minutes hard to come by and eventually was forced to leave on loan last summer for regular football with Sheffield United in the Championship.
Now 22-years-old, Gibbs-White has shown that he is more than ready to play a part in the Premier League on a regular basis. With nine goals this season for the Blades, he has been a key man in the side as they push for a place in the playoffs come the end of the season. Whether they are promoted or not though, he shouldn’t be there next season.
Joao Moutinho is entering the twilight of his career and Neves is likely to leave the club, opening up a big gap in the centre of midfield for Lage to fill.
This is a manager who has never been afraid to use young players, giving Joao Felix his debut at Benfica and helping develop him into a player that cost over £100m when he left for Atletico Madrid.
Gibbs-White is unlikely to get to that level, because the vast majority never do. But he has earned the chance to get an opportunity to make himself the next face of the Wolves midfield and deserves to be given it instead of shipped out yet again.
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