According to Football Insider, Everton are readying a second bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Gibbs-White, after having their initial £22.5m bid rejected.
As per the report, sources have told the publication that the Toffees are confident their improved bid will be able to seal the deal to sign the player and Gibbs-White is keen on a move to Goodison Park this summer.
Although Frank Lampard completed the signing of Dele Alli within less than 24 hours of being appointed as the new Everton manager, it hasn’t been the monumental midfield signing that was expected after the Tottenham Hotspur star made his move to Merseyside.
Alli made just 11 appearances last season, with no goal contributions and averaging just 29 minutes per game, proving that Lampard clearly doesn’t trust the player in terms of his reliability and effectiveness in the advanced midfield role.
As a result, the signing of Gibbs-White who was hailed an “exciting talent” by journalist Andy Naylor could be a major upgrade for Everton if they can seal a deal and offer Wolves exactly what they want to let go of their rising star.
The £25m star had an impressive season-long loan spell at Sheffield United in the Championship last season after struggling to get opportunities to start in Bruno Lage’s side, and he certainly proved to the manager of his parent club that he has what it takes to start in the Premier League.
Over 35 league appearances Gibbs-White scored 11 goals, delivered nine assists and created a whopping 16 big chances, making 1.6 key passes, taking 2.4 shots per game and winning 4.9 duels on average per game, becoming a reliable and effective attacking threat in the team.
Sheffield United teammate Billy Sharp lavished praise on the young midfielder, claiming he had become “instrumental” in the side over last season:
“Morgan’s come in and been instrumental. Scoring goals, creating goals. He really gets the crowd off their feet.
“He’s brilliant to have in the team. He’s always looking for the killer pass which is obviously brilliant for me.”
With that being said, if Kevin Thelwell can complete the signing of Gibbs-White he could be exactly what Everton need to inject some high-quality talent and positive influence into the attacking force at Goodison Park.