Wolves target Moise Kean could endanger Morgan Gibbs-White’s new role

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Wolves stamped their foot on the transfer window for the first time over the weekend, confirming the signing of Jesus Vallejo on loan from Real Madrid.

One of the star players in Spain’s European U21 triumph this summer, he could be joined by both Ruben Dias and Patrick Cutrone according to Express & Star.

It looks as though the Midlands outfit are striving to make a real statement in the transfer market and the fact they’ve also been linked with Moise Kean is an indication of that.

Last week, Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia, claimed that a potential swap deal between Ruben Neves and the Italian was a topic of discussion between the Wolves hierarchy and Juventus director Fabio Paratici.

But what could a move for the attacker mean?

On the chalkboard

Kean has been one of the rising stars in Serie A for a while now and at the age of 19 he’s already amassed 35 appearances in the division, scoring 11 goals.

Playing predominantly as a striker, his potential signing could add a greater amount of depth to an area of the pitch that has already seen Ivan Cavaleiro depart this summer.

Everton and Juventus are also in talks for the player in a deal that could be worth £36m so it looks as though it may be a fiercely contested battle for his signature.

However, if Wolves did beat the Toffees to him, it could have a negative impact on Morgan Gibbs-White.

In pre-season, the youngster who also happens to be 19, has been playing alongside Diogo Jota in attack, almost as a second striker.

Check out the reaction to Wolves’ first European game since the ’80s in the video below…

With Raul Jimenez not yet fit after returning to pre-season late following his exploits at the Gold Cup with Mexico, he’s taken his opportunity fantastically well.

He scored against Newcastle in their opening game of the Asia Trophy, appearing to finally find a position he’s comfortable in at the club.

Nuno Santo rarely played him as a number ten in 2018/19 as the teenager was restricted to just five starts in the Premier League.

Yet, just as it looks as though Gibbs-White is finding some momentum, the addition of a new striker could halt his progress in the new role he’s taken on.

As a result, Kean arriving in the Midlands might well have an adverse effect on the Wolves man.

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