Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest could make a move for Wolves outcast Morgan Gibbs-White this summer to bolster their squad, according to journalist Ryan Taylor.
After securing their Premier League status for the first time since 1999, the Garibaldi is looking to improve their squad this summer in order to help their fight for survival next season. They have been linked recently with Manchester United’s Dean Henderson to strengthen their defence, but recently an attacking option has emerged, with Gibbs-White linked.
Journalist Taylor has recently revealed on his transfer show that there is one key factor that will decide the possible transfer of Gibbs-White, the guarantee that he will get consistent first-team football next season.
He said, “The key for Gibbs-White is that he wants to play regularly, he wants to stay at Wolves but if he cannot receive assurances of regular football under Bruno Lage then he may have to be forced to consider his options elsewhere.
“Forest probably would offer his assurances of regular game time… there’s nothing imminent with their interest they are more just monitoring the situation… there is a possibility that they could firm up their interest with a bid.” (11:10)
TIF Thoughts on Gibbs-White to Forest…
Last season the midfielder was on loan at Sheffield United and helped them get to the Championship playoff semi-final where they narrowly lost to Forest, impressing throughout the season which has caused the links to Premier League teams.
Last season for the Blades he racked up 12 goals and 10 assists in the Championship while averaging 2.5 shots, 1.6 key passes, 1.4 dribbles, 1.5 aerial duels won, and 1.1 long balls per game with 73.4% passing accuracy on 36.6 average passes per game. (Whoscored)
It seems fair after last season that Gibbs-White is demanding more constant first-team football and with Wolves attacking options it might be difficult to give him that guarantee, therefore Forest should make sure they give him that certainty if they are serious about bringing him into the squad for next season.