Wolves looked set to lose exciting midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White this summer, but the Express and Star’s Liam Keen claims the rumours are completely wide of the mark and the youngster is ‘not for sale’.
The Lowdown: Gibbs-White’s future
Gibbs-White is now back at Wolves during pre-season but his future is up in the air, with the 22-year-old not yet signing a new deal, as he looks at other options.
Nottingham Forest have been continually linked with a move in recent times and rumours were swirling on social media this week.
The Latest: Keen provides huge update
Writing on Twitter on Monday, cricket journalist Ali Martin claimed Gibbs-Whites was set to move to Forest: “For those who like their football rumours from a cricket correspondent, hearing Forest are very close to completing a deal for Morgan Gibbs-White.”
However, Keen provided his own far more significant update on his Twitter: “Rumours that Morgan Gibbs-White is close to joining Forest are untrue. The newly-promoted club haven’t even been in touch. Wolves consider him not for sale.”
The Verdict: Keep him!
Losing Gibbs-White would be a potentially massive blow for Wolves. He has caught the eye during pre-season and will hopefully become a key man during the 2022/23 campaign – Barnsley manager Poya Asbaghi described the youngster as ‘outstanding’ last season, and it feels only a matter of time before he has a real breakout at the top level.
The fact that he has refused to commit his long-term future to the club has always felt worrying, however, and with Ruben Neves likely leaving Molineux, they need to prioritise getting the youngster to sign a new deal.
Keen’s claim is at least a relief – if both moved on, a gaping void would appear in the middle of the park for Wanderers, and with Joao Moutinho past his very best, it is essential that at least one new face comes in this summer regardless.
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