The Lowdown: Gibbs-White up for sale
The 22-year-old is an academy product at Molineux, but spent the 2021/22 season out on loan at Sheffield United where he enjoyed a hugely successful spell, having been named the Blades’ player of the year.
Upon his return to the Premier League, it was reported that Wanderers had offered the maestro a new contract in a bid to tie him down for the long-term, but he has yet to put pen to paper, with the Daily Mail claiming that Bruno Lage’s side are now willing to listen to offers as a result of the delay.
The Latest: Forest interested in Gibbs-White
Taking to Twitter, Sheth broke the news that Forest are monitoring Gibbs-White, but are set to face competition from the Toffees for his signature. He wrote:
“Everton interested in Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White & expected to make official offer. Told Wolves value him at £25m but yet to decide whether they will allow him to leave. Nottingham Forest have also shown an interest.”
The Verdict: Possible reunion with Cooper
It could be difficult for Forest to beat interest from Goodison Park, but if they could get a deal for Gibbs-White over the line, it would be a signing that would massively boost their chances of having a successful season back in the English top-flight for the first time in 23 years.
The £9.9m-rated gem, who was once dubbed a ‘sensational’ player by BBC pundit Danny Murphy, was the standout performer at Bramall Lane last term, making 20 goal contributions in just 35 Championship appearances, via Transfermarkt, and played a significant role in the Blades reaching the top six.
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Forest might just hold the advantage over Everton in this battle though, with Steve Cooper already having worked with Gibbs-White who was a player he had in his England U17s World-Cup winning team, so the chance to reunite with his former international coach at the City Ground might be too good of an opportunity to turn down.
The Reds are set to confirm the signing of Moussa Niakhate from Mainz soon, and Gibbs-White could well join him through the doors.
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