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Crystal Palace: Eagles want Morgan Gibbs-White

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Crystal Palace have entered the race to sign Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, according to The Daily Mail

The lowdown

The Eagles have made two additions to their squad so far this summer but have yet to make a dent in their transfer budget, as goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and winger Malcolm Ebiowei have arrived from Football League outfits West Bromwich Albion and Derby County on free transfers.

Vieira may be looking to strengthen his midfield after 2021/22 loanee Conor Gallagher returned to parent club Chelsea.

Gibbs-White belongs to Wolves but spent last season on loan at Sheffield United in the Championship. He is valued at £9.9m by Transfermarkt and is under contract at Molineux for another two years.

The latest

The Daily Mail journalists Simon Jones and Ben Miller have reported that Palace have identified Gibbs-White as a potential midfield reinforcement following Gallagher’s return to Stamford Bridge.

The Eagles are not the only Premier League club interested in the Wolves youngster, though, with Southampton and newly-promoted Nottingham Forest also keen.

The report stated that it is as yet unclear if Gibbs-White is part of Bruno Lage’s plans for the upcoming season, which suggests that the Molineux outfit could be open to letting him leave.

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The verdict

Gallagher’s departure from Palace has certainly left a hole in the team, as he started 33 Premier League games last season and contributed eight goals and five assists.

Could Gibbs-White be the man to follow in his footsteps?

He certainly put up very strong numbers in the Championship, combining 12 goals with 10 assists. That return was good enough to earn Sheffield United’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, while European football expert Alex Barker hailed his performances last season as ‘unreal‘.

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He might actually be more suited to the number 10 role in a 4-2-3-1 than in a 4-3-3, having operated as an attacking midfielder, second striker and centre forward at Bramall Lane.

The question is whether he can thrive at the very highest level, having rarely been trusted to start in the Premier League, so it would be something of a gamble for Vieira and Palace.


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