What’s the word?
As per the Telegraph’s John Percy, writing on Twitter, the newly-promoted side are said to be “interested in signing” the 22-year-old in the current window, albeit amid rival interest from both Everton and Crystal Palace.
The Englishman – who made his first-team debut at Molineux as a 16-year-old back in 2017 – impressed on loan at Sheffield United last term in the Championship, notably scoring against the City Ground outfit in a 1-1 draw back in November.
The promising starlet – who has just two years remaining on his current deal with the Old Gold – is expected to be moved on by his current side, with the Toffees having already reportedly seen a £25m offer rejected.
The door remains open then for the Midlands outfit to land the England U21 international before the start of the upcoming season, in what would no doubt prove to be yet another astute piece of business in an already eye-catching window for the club.
Back in the Premier League for the first time since 1999, it would appear that the two-time European Champions are doing all they can to ensure they avoid a swift return to the second tier, having already made notable moves in the transfer market.
Should Forest sign Morgan Gibbs-White?
The club have thus far brought in six new additions with the start of the new campaign still a few weeks away, notably wrapping up deals for Bayern Munich defender Omar Richards and highly-rated Liverpool full-back Neco Williams in recent days.
Adding Gibbs-White to that list of incomings – which also notably includes club-record signing Taiwo Awoniyi – would serve as yet another statement of intent for last season’s playoff final winners, with the youngster set to be a notable coup if an agreement can be struck.
Although the £9.9m-rated starlet has fallen down the pecking order at his parent club in recent years – with just ten top-flight starts to his name thus far – he proved “instrumental” during his time at Bramall Lane, according to club captain Billy Sharp, having scored 11 goals and provided nine assists in 35 league outings.
Also dubbed “sensational” by the aforementioned Sharp, the Stafford-born ace also recorded an impressive 16 big chances created and averaged 1.6 key passes per game, proving himself a real menace in the attacking third.
A member of Cooper’s stellar U17 World Cup-winning squad in 2017, the 5 foot 10 playmaker could well link up with his former boss again in the coming weeks, having previously featured under the 42-year-old at Swansea City.
The Forest boss must surely utilise that connection to strike a deal again in the current window, with it finally time that Gibbs-White is truly handed the chance to shine in the top tier.