Gibbs-White explains how Liverpool star advised him on Swans loan
Swansea have bolstered their squad for their upcoming Championship promotion push by signing Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White on a season-long loan.
Gibbs-White, 20, who has made 70 first-team appearances for Wolves, is Swansea’s third summer signing.
The attacking midfielder joins up with Swans head coach Steve Cooper. The pair having worked together in the England set-up as the Three Lions won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.
He revealed that Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster advised his England colleague to make the move. Brewster made a strong impression at the Liberty Stadium himself last season.
“I spoke to Rhian about his time down here and he said he loved every minute of it,” Gibbs-White told the Swansea website.
“When I got that sort of feedback and I saw the sort of impact he had down here with the goals he scored, I looked at it and thought maybe I can do that.
“I am happy to be here and I cannot wait to impress the fans and show them everything I can do.”
Gibbs-White was handed his first-team debut at Wolves aged 16 after progressing through their academy. He made 16 appearances in all competitions last season.
Gibbs-White outlines promotion aims
Gibbs-White was part of the Wolves side which earned promotion in 2018. He hopes that experience will be crucial for the Swans.
“I think it is about having a hunger and desire to try and win every game and see out every game,” said Gibbs-White.
“We know if we want to get Swansea back to where they should be, we are going to need to be ruthless.
“You want to concede fewer goals, score more goals and have that game management to see out games.”
His arrival at Swansea follows the return of goalkeeper Freddie Woodman on a season-long loan from Newcastle. Cooper’s side have also and captured Korey Smith on a free transfer from Bristol City.