Wolves: 11-goal star desperate for Molineux return

Wolverhampton Wanderers attacking midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has a ‘big opportunity to prove himself over the summer, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The highly-rated 22-year-old has enjoyed a successful loan spell with Championship outfit Sheffield United this season, reviving his previously stuttering career.

What is the latest news involving Gibbs-White?

Gibbs-White made his first-team debut when he was still a teenager back in 2017 and has gone on to rack up 86 appearances for his boyhood club since then.

However, the former England Under-21 international has struggled to become a mainstay in Wolves’ starting XI and embarked on a temporary switch to Swansea City last term in search of regular game time.

But following a fast start to life at the Liberty Stadium, Gibbs-White suffered a fractured foot and didn’t return to action until the final game of the campaign.

Fortunately for the creative talent, though, his fitness concerns appear to be behind him, and he’s currently experiencing the most productive season of his senior career.

In 36 outings across all competitions, Gibbs-White has registered 11 goals and eight assists, firing the Blades towards the play-off positions.

What has O’Rourke said about Gibbs-White?

O’Rourke believes Gibbs-White’s impressive form for Sheffield United will give him the platform to illustrate his true potential to Wolves manager Bruno Lage in pre-season.

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He told GiveMeSport: “I think it’s a big opportunity for Morgan Gibbs-White this summer to go back to Wolves and show that he is capable of becoming a regular in that team.

“He’s gone to the Championship, and I think he’s probably been one of the best players in the league, for me, this season. So, I think Gibbs-White, ideally, would love to go back to Wolves and show that he can be part of Bruno Lage’s team going forward.”

Where could Gibbs-White fit in?

According to The Athletic, genuine doubts remain over the futures of Portuguese pair Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.

Moutinho is set to turn 36 next season and is out of contract in just a few months’ time, while Neves has reportedly been attracting attention from a host of top teams from across the continent.

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Although Gibbs-White naturally enjoys a more advanced role than both of his teammates, he could be kept at Molineux in order to provide Lage with more strength in depth in his engine room.

Alternatively, the youngster may also be seen as Adama Traore’s successor, with the pacey attacker tipped to leave Wolves on a permanent basis.

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