The future of Morgan Gibbs-White looks set to be Wolves‘ transfer saga of the summer, and supporters might well be delighted with the latest update on the midfielder, which suggests that he is set to stay at Molineux.
After a superb loan spell at Sheffield United last season, Gibbs-White has attracted the interest of numerous Premier League clubs so far this summer, including Everton, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
Initial reports suggested that Bruno Lage was willing to sell the youngster, but it now seems as if he is willing to give the 22-year-old a chance in the first team next season.
However, Express and Star journalist Liam Keen has now suggested that, despite the midfielder not signing the contract which was offered to him in May, the Old Gold are intent on keeping the Compton academy graduate this summer.
The youngster’s contract at Molineux is not set to expire until the summer of 2024, which gives Wolves room for negotiation. However, they will perhaps hope that he does sign a contract extension in the near future, otherwise they may be forced to cash in on him next summer.
No supporter wants to see an exciting homegrown talent depart, especially after such an impressive campaign.
Gibbs-White was integral to Sheffield United’s run to the Championship play-offs, contributing 12 goals and 10 assists in 37 appearances for the Blades.
While the youngster has sometimes struggled to impress in his 86 first-team appearances for Wolves, in which he has accrued just three goals and one assist, he has clearly matured and improved as a player during his spell at Bramall Lane and now looks ready to make an impression in the Premier League next season.
Considering Wolves’ lack of attacking threat last season, a creative player such as Gibbs-White could make all the difference next term, so supporters will surely be hoping to see him get regular opportunities under Lage.
Unless the Old Gold are offered silly money for the Englishman this summer, it feels like the right decision to keep him at Molineux, as another season like 2021/22 from the youngster could help to push Wolves up the table and see his value rise even higher.