Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to the transfer window this summer to improve their squad, but they may already have a solution to their need for change at Molineux, and a reliable source has revealed a new update.
What’s the latest?
The Athletic’s Wolves reporter Tim Spiers has given an update on Morgan Gibbs-White’s situation at the club following his season-long loan spell at Sheffield United.
Should Wolves offer MGW a new contract?
As per a report written by Spiers for The Athletic, the midfielder is now set to be given the chance to play for Wolves and will be offered a much more consistent role in the team next season.
Along with the opportunity of first-team football in the Premier League, the report claims that the Molineux hierarchy will offer him a new contract and a pay rise, one year after signing a new deal before he was sent on loan to Bramall Lane.
Supporters will be buzzing
There is no doubt that Wolves supporters will be absolutely buzzing that there will be a space for Gibbs-White in the team next season, and when you consider how impressive he has been in the Championship this season, it would certainly be deserved.
The 22-year-old has been a standout performer for Sheffield United this season, scoring 12 goals, delivering 10 assists and creating 16 big chances in 37 league appearances, and it’s not just his phenomenal goal contributions which have prompted Wolves to table a new offer for the player.
Gibbs-White made 1.6 key passes, took 2.4 shots and won 4.9 duels per game this season, demonstrating that he dominates the centre of the pitch and is highly effective on the ball, posing a huge attacking threat to the opposition.
Contrary to claims that Wolves would be open to cashing on in the 22-year-old, Bruno Lage confirmed last month that he is keen to bring the youngster back to Wolves this summer and include him in his plans for next season.
The Wolves boss claimed (via Birmingham Live): “If I want him in January, I continue to want him here because he can be an important player for the club. He’s one of the players that comes from the academy and I know it’s so important for the club to have that.”
Gibbs-White’s performances this season have attracted transfer interest, with Nottingham Forest reportedly keen on securing his signature this summer, so Lage will need ensure that he can offer something substantial to keep the midfielder focused on his future with Wolves.