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Wolves must avoid disaster over Morgan Gibbs-White

Wolves‘ homegrown midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is enjoying a fantastic season in the Championship on loan at Sheffield United, where he has developed at an impressive rate.

After scoring nine goals in the second tier, and contributing seven assists too, he has attracted interest from the likes of Crystal Palace, who might be viewing him as a natural successor to their own loan star Conor Gallagher.

The £8.1m-rated midfielder is the Blades’ top performer in terms of average match rating from Sofascore with 7.23, which has been topped by just three players in the league, including Aleksandar Mitrovic.

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His performances have earned praise from numerous fans and pundits across the country, but perhaps the best endorsement he has received from a Blades perspective came from captain and Bramall Lane legend Billy Sharp earlier in the season.

The 36-year-old said: “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.”

On Friday, the attacking midfielder scored his first goal for England under-21s in a 4-1 victory at home to Andorra. He earned a 7.1 match rating according to SofaScore, having completed all of his long balls and crosses, executed three dribbles and one key pass and won five out of his ten duels.

However, the 22-year-old could have had a hat-trick after also missing two big chances in the game, along with one half-chance which also could have nestled in the back of the net on another day.

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Gibbs-White has been exceptional this season and it would be criminal of Wolves manager Bruno Lage to let him leave permanently without giving him a proper chance in Old Gold, particularly with the likes of sought-after Ruben Neves and imminent free agent Joao Moutinho possibly leaving Molineux this summer.

Scoring once every 242 minutes, plus taking 2.2 shots and making 1.6 key passes per game, the 22-year-old looks more than capable of making the step up to regular top-flight football, and if either or both of the aforementioned midfielders are to leave, he could step up and replace them in the starting line-up.

Given his form at club and international level, it would be a disaster for Wolves not to harness his talents, especially if there is a vacuum in their midfield from next season.

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