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Wolves could save millions with Gibbs-White

One of the stand-out Championship players this season has been on-loan Sheffield United star Morgan Gibbs-White, who has been a revelation since joining temporarily from Wolves.

At the end of last season, the midfielder was valued by Transfermarkt at just £5.4m, but after scoring seven goals and contributing six assists from midfield in 23 Championship appearances this campaign so far, his value has soared up to £8.1m.

His development this year has been nothing short of exceptional, and he finally looks ready to play Premier League football in the near future.

“It’s benefited me massively,” he said. “Getting a full season playing at my age is what I need, it’s helping me as a player.

“There’s a smile on my face every time I go on the pitch. I love the fans, the fans have been brilliant with me, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

Should Gibbs-White be given a chance at Wolves next season?

Yes, he has huge potential at the club!

Yes, he has huge potential at the club!

No, he can't replace Moutinho and co!

No, he can't replace Moutinho and co!

Blades’ captain Billy Sharp labelled the 22-year-old as “influential” in an interview a few months ago, but his list of admirers hasn’t stopped growing there.

With Ruben Neves being targeted by a number of top clubs in Europe including Barcelona, and Joao Moutinho’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, there will be a big opportunity for Gibbs-White to become one of Wolves’ key creators for next season – and he could save the club millions in doing so.

While Gibbs-White typically plays further up the field, he has started a couple of times this season as a central midfielder – scoring twice and assisting once, averaging a match rating of 7.49 compared to when he plays as a central attacking-midfielder where he averages a 7.48.

The midfielder has made on average just under two key passes per game, as well as 1.3 successful dribbles, 2.2 shots and just under one tackle per game in a Sheffield United side currently vying for promotion.

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Wolves boss Bruno Lage typically sets up in a 3-4-3, but his two wide attackers often tuck in and operate as attacking midfielders – meaning that the England U21 international won’t have to adapt his playing style too much to fit into the team next season.

Based on his ability to create and remain strong in physical battles, he seems pretty well equipped to replace Moutinho next term.

In other news: Lage must now axe Wolves’ “sensational young player”, he’s cost them £13.5m per assist 

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