Wolves are reportedly looking to tie down Morgan Gibbs-White to a new contract at Molineux.
According to a recent report from Football Insider, the Midlands club are “in talks” with the player behind the scenes over the possibility of him putting pen to paper on a new deal. The report added that the Old Gold are “reluctant to see Gibbs-White leave this summer and have set a big-money price tag to ward off any interest”.
A product of Wolves’ youth system, the midfielder has gone on to make a combined 103 appearances across the club’s under-23 and senior teams. In that time, the Englishman has scored five goals and delivered six assists along the way.
His second and most recent loan spell away from Molineux saw him take the Championship by storm with Sheffield United.
In 35 regular season league appearances for the Blades, the 22-year-old found the net 11 times and delivered nine assists in the process. He also scored one goal and supplied one assist in their two play-off matches against Nottingham Forest.
In addition, he also ended the season with the joint-highest average of key passes per game (1.6) and the highest overall performance rating (7.14/10) at Bramall Lane, according to WhoScored.
Taking all this into account, it’s easy to see why the Old Gold are keen to tie down the player to a new deal at Molineux, despite his current contract not set to expire until 2024.
Looking at what he’s done during his latest loan spell away from Molineux, the midfielder should definitely be in Bruno Lage’s plans for Wolves’ next Premier League campaign.
Having played in numerous midfield and attacking positions, this sort of versatility could make him a very useful squad option for the Wolves manager.
If the youngster does end up signing a new deal at the club and becomes a regular first-team figure next term, this would surely be great news for fans at Molineux, especially if Gibbs-White can add some attacking dynamism to Lage’s team.