Wolves: Lage now has major plans for £30m star at Molineux

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Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has ‘a big role to play’ after impressing during the Molineux outfit’s pre-season, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The academy product is back in the West Midlands after spending last term on loan with Championship side Sheffield United.

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What’s the latest news involving Gibbs-White?

Wolves offered Gibbs-White a new contract following his return from Sheffield United, but he has failed to put pen-to-paper so far.

That has led to uncertainty over the 22-year-old’s future as he has entered the final 12 months of his current agreement at Molineux.

Crystal Palace are understood to be among the clubs looking to pounce, with Eagles boss Patrick Vieira seeing Gibbs-White as the ideal replacement for former loanee Conor Gallagher.

Everton and Nottingham Forest are providing additional interest, but Wolves will not be willing to sell the creative midfielder for less than £30million.

Bruno Lage’s side have already rejected a bid worth £25million from Everton, but the Toffees remain in the hunt for Gibbs-White’s signature.

What has Paul Brown said about Gibbs-White?

Brown understands Gibbs-White has made a positive impression on head coach Lage thanks to his performances ahead of the new campaign.

The journalist has been led to believe that the former England under-21 international, who won 10 caps, has become a key component of Wolves’ squad.

Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “Gibbs-White seems to be doing really well for Wolves in pre-season.

“From what we hear, the noises coming from the club are that he’s going to have quite a big role to play for them this season.”

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Are Wolves right to be looking to keep Gibbs-White at Molineux?

Although Wolves find themselves in a precarious position thanks to Gibbs-White’s contract situation, he emphasised his talent by racking up 22 goal contributions in 37 appearances for Sheffield United last season.

While he has struggled to make an impression in the Premier League, having only found the back of the net once in the competition, the Stafford-born ace showed he has matured during his spell at Bramall Lane.

Gibbs-White was named as Wolves’ captain for their pre-season friendly against Levante earlier this week, which seems to suggest Lage has major plans for him.

With that being the case and Lage – who is preparing for his second campaign at the helm following his appointment last summer – the West Midlands outfit may fancy their chances of being able to convince Gibbs-White to commit his long-term future to the club.

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