Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White could leave the club for a hefty transfer fee this summer, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Gibbs-Whites excelling on loan
The 22-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements by Bruno Lage last summer, joining Sheffield United on loan in order to play regular football.
Gibbs-White is enjoying a superb spell at Bramall Lane, scoring nine goals and registering seven assists in the Championship, also being hailed as ‘outstanding’ by Barnsley manager Poya Asbaghi over the weekend.
While the youngster is expected to return to Wolves at the end of the season, it could be that a permanent exit materialises in the summer.
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The Latest: Journalist backs permanent Gibbs-White exit
Speaking to GiveMeSport, O’Rourke claimed that Wolves could sell Gibbs-Whites for a higher amount than previously thought, given the quality of his performances this season.
The journalist said: “The loan move has raised his price tag, considering how well he has done at Sheffield United.
“If Bruno Lage doesn’t see Morgan Gibbs-White as being a long-term part of his plans, they might be able to get a decent fee for him in the summer if they do decide to cash-in.”
The Verdict: Keep hold of him
While it is understandable that Gibbs-White may be eyeing up regular playing time elsewhere, it would be an error for Wolves to sell him at this point in his career.
Still only 22, the Englishman is showing what a talent he is while playing in a tough league this season. Also, with Joao Moutinho ageing and Ruben Neves’ future at Molineux potentially in doubt, opportunities could arise for the Blades loanee moving forward.
Gibbs-White’s current Wanderers deal expires in the summer of 2024, so giving him a chance to shine next season makes sense, with the opportunity to sell him in 2023 if it doesn’t work out for him in Old Gold by that point.
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