Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that Morgan Gibbs-White is in no rush to sign a new contract at Wolves.
Gibbs-White spent last season on loan with Sheffield United in the Championship and was impressive, netting 12 times and registering 10 assists in 37 appearances in all competitions, which seems to have caught the eye of many clubs, including Premier League newboys Nottingham Forest.
There have been reports that Wolves have offered Gibbs-White a new deal at Molineux in an attempt to fight off any other clubs that want to sign him, but nothing has been agreed, as the English midfielder will want to confirm regular game time, according to Crook.
Despite a new deal being put on the table by Wolves for Gibbs-White, Crook claimed to GiveMeSport that there is no rush for a new deal to be signed, even though there are several clubs interested in luring him away.
He said: “I think he wants assurances that he will play, and obviously that’s difficult for any manager, especially when Bruno Lage has only really seen him in the Championship, so I don’t think he’s rushing to sign it.”
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TIF Thoughts on Crook’s comments…
Gibbs-White has recently endured his second loan spell away from Wolves, so he might be keen to either tie down his place permanently in the side or seek a move where he can get regular game time.
After his impressive stats last season for the Blades, it may have been expected that Wolves would offer him a new deal, despite his current contract not being expiring until 2024, but Gibbs-White might be inclined to leave the club in search of a fresh start, as he might not be seen a starter by Lage ahead of the new season.
However, Wolves had a disappointing end to last term, as they failed to win any of their last seven games in the Premier League as they finished 10th, so Lage might be looking to freshen up the squad, and with the form of Gibbs-White away from the club, he could be seen as like a new signing for the Portuguese manager.