Wolves: £25m star 'not treated the best' at Molineux

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have not treated attacking midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White ‘the best’, according to journalist Josh Holland.

The 22-year-old revived his stuttering career with a successful loan spell at Championship outfit Sheffield United last season, but it remains to be seen where he is plying his trade next term.

What is the latest news involving Gibbs-White?

Gibbs-White made his senior debut for Wolves back in 2017 when he was still a teenager and showed glimpses of his top-class potential in the subsequent years without ever really kicking on.

It seemed as though a loan spell at Swansea City in 2020/21 would bring the best out of the England Under-21 international until a fractured foot put an abrupt end to his progress.

The creative talent was recalled by Wolves in January due to an injury crisis of their own only for Gibbs-White to make a solitary league start before May.

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In February, March and April of 2021, he played just 45 minutes of league football in four appearances off the bench when he could have been playing for a Swansea side that reached the play-off final.

Gibbs-White showcased his talent at Bramall Lane, though, registering 13 goals and 10 assists in 40 appearances for the Blades as they narrowly missed out on promotion.

What has Holland said about Gibbs-White?

The Athletic’s Tim Spiers has revealed Wolves’ plan to offer Gibbs-White a new contract, yet Holland believes his previous mistreatment will be ‘in the back of his mind’ when it comes to negotiations.

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He told GiveMeSport: “If they sell him, and I know that AC Milan have been linked with him, if he goes to AC Milan, you’d look at it and be like, ‘I’m not surprised’.

“I didn’t agree when Gibbs-White got recalled from Swansea City during the last season under Nuno and then hardly played and got played out wide. I don’t think he’s been treated the best, and I think that will be in the back of his mind about the new contract.”

What will happen to Gibbs-White next season?

Wolves manager Bruno Lage has insisted that Gibbs-White can be an “important player” at Molineux, and the club’s hierarchy are believed to be proposing a significant pay rise.

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However, Italian champions AC Milan are known to have made tentative enquires about the in-demand star, while The Sun claim Nottingham Forest and Southampton are prepared to pay £25 million to snap him up.

Gibbs-White will surely need assurances from Lage that he won’t be left to tread water once again on the bench before committing his future to the club, and the Wolves faithful will surely be hoping an agreement can be reached.

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