Gibbs-White is currently on loan at Championship side Sheffield United, and has flourished in the second-tier this season.
How has Gibbs-White fared at Sheffield United?
After being limited to a couple of cameo league appearances for Wolves at the start of the campaign, Gibbs-White was sent to Bramall Lane for the remainder of the season.
The move has worked out very well for the 22-year-old. He scored in both of his opening two matches for the Blades, and has not looked back as he has helped put the team in contention for a play-off place.
Overall, he has scored 10 goals and delivered seven assists in 32 Championship games for Paul Heckingbottom’s side, an impressive record for a player who has been used in a variety of positions in midfield, out wide and even up front, with Midlands reporter Josh Holland recently describing him as “tremendous“.
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What has O’Rourke said about Gibbs-White’s future?
Given how well he has performed this season, O’Rourke expects there to be plenty of interest in Gibbs-White if he is available this summer.
O’Rourke has hinted that Wolves may be tempted to cash in on the youngster, who is valued at £8.1m by Transfermarkt.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “If Wolves do decide to cash in on him, I’m sure there’ll be a lot of takers for him. So, it’s a big decision for Wolves and for Gibbs-White this summer, because I’m sure he’s got that taste of first-team football.
“He’ll be looking to play regularly, and if he’s never going to get that at Wolves, he might have to decide to move on.”
Should Wolves cash in on Gibbs-White?
It could come down to how the rest of their midfield is looking heading into next season.
Ruben Neves has been heavily linked with a move away from Molineux, following interest from clubs including Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Joao Moutinho’s contract is up this summer, and he is yet to agree fresh terms to stay in the Midlands, plus Leander Dendoncker is about to enter the final year of his current deal, although Wolves have the option to extend his contract by a further 12 months.
If Bruno Lage does lose two or three players in the middle of the park, then he may have no option but to keep hold of Gibbs-White and re-integrate him into the first-team next season.
However, if the likes of Neves and Moutinho stay put, this may leave Wolves with an opportunity to get a decent transfer fee for Gibbs-White in the coming months, considering he still has over two years left on his contract.