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Wolves must unleash Morgan Gibbs-White next season

Wolves manager Bruno Lage is set to welcome back attacking midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White this summer once the 22-year-old completes his loan spell at Sheffield United and could integrate him into his Premier League squad.

According to TEAMTalk, the Wanderers boss is ready to hand the England U21 international a chance with the first team during pre-season after impressing on loan in South Yorkshire.

The attacking midfielder, labelled as “outstanding” by former Barnsley boss Poya Asbaghi, has scored 11 goals and registered nine assists in 35 Championship appearances for the Blades this term which has seen them secure a play-off place. One of those strikes was even labelled as “filth” by Wolves reporter Tim Spiers.

Paul Heckingbottom’s side will take on Nottingham Forest across two legs, starting next weekend, for a place in the final at Wembley as United look to instantly bounce back into the Premier League.

Moreover, Gibbs-White was awarded with both Sheffield United’s Player of the Year Award and Young Player of the Year and promotion would cap off an excellent loan spell.

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Given his success away from Molineux this term, it’s vital that Lage ensures that the 22-year-old is handed an opportunity to impress in the Premier League for Wolves next term, no less so than with Ruben Neves constantly linked away from the club.

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Prior to his loan spell, the £8.1m-rated attacking midfielder did score one of the first goals of the Lage era, netting in the 4-0 EFL Cup win over Nottingham Forest in August whilst also playing seven minutes of Premier League football across two appearances.

The current Wolves boss’ predecessor Nuno Espirito Santo was certainly a fan of the Englishman, recalling him from his loan at Swansea City midway through last term and handing the midfielder 11 appearances in the Premier League.

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Having come through the youth ranks at Wolves, the Stafford-born playmaker was also a part of the U17 World Cup winning England squad in 2017 and has earned four U21 caps for his country.

Goals have been at a serious shortage for the West Midlands outfit this term, with just Burnley and relegated sides, Watford and Norwich, scoring fewer league goals than their 35.

Therefore, extra creativity in the final third is a must as Lage looks to build on his first season in England, which looks like a top-half finish will be secured at the very least with Europe still achievable.

Moreover, that creativity can be found for no extra money through unleashing Gibbs-White next term.

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