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Nottingham Forest: Report provides Morgan Gibbs-White update

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Nottingham Forest have reportedly held ‘talks’ regarding the signing of Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White this summer, report The Telegraph

The lowdown: Wanted man

Following a stellar loan spell at Sheffield United in 2021/22, Gibbs-White has attracted plenty of attention from a number of Premier League clubs.

Everton, Crystal Palace and indeed the Reds have all shown an interest in landing the England Under 21 international, with Wolves seemingly willing to cash in on their 22-year-old academy graduate.

However, as of yet no transfer has materialised and the latest emerging claims have shed some further light on the current state of play from a Forest perspective…

The latest: ‘Talks’ held

As per the Telegraph’s report, Nottingham Forest held ‘talks’ with Wolves last week about the seven-cap starlet as Dane Murphy oversees a £100million ‘survival mission’ to remain in the top flight.

It’s claimed that the two clubs were unable to reach an agreement on a fee for Gibbs-White, as the Molineux outfit look for bids in the region of £30million.

The report also states that along with the attacking midfielder who was ‘unreal’ last season – according to European football expert Alex Barker – Forest are also in the market for another frontman with Keinan Davis and Maxwel Cornet cited as possible options.

The verdict: Tough call

Although signing Gibbs-White would have to be regarded as a welcome piece of business, shelling out anything close to the mooted asking price would shatter the current record expenditure, which stands at the £18.45million spent to bring Taiwo Awoniyi to the City Ground from Union Berlin.

Overall, the suggested fee would take the Forest spending this summer beyond the £100million mark, further proof of a willingness to back Steve Cooper in the quest to preserve Premier League status beyond 2022/23.

Capable of playing across numerous positions and therefore adding supreme versatility to the ranks, last season, Gibbs-White – who was praised for his ‘productivity at the top end of the pitch’ by Cooper himself whilst on loan at Swansea – scored 12 times and provided nine assists in 39 appearances across all competitions.

Despite the required lofty outlay for a player with just 46 Premier League outings under his belt, adding a player of the young Englishman’s ilk to the Forest ranks would be a superb coup for the newly promoted Reds and one that should be under serious consideration regardless of finances.

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