Wolves are ready to sell forward Morgan Gibbs-White this summer and Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest are pushing hard to land him, TEAMalk understands.
Gibbs-White enjoyed an outstanding spell at Sheffield United last season, helping them to the play-offs. They were beaten in the semi-finals by Forest on penalties at the City Ground.
But Gibbs-White equalised for the Blades at the City Ground and was impressive throughout against Steve Cooper’s men. He must have caught the eye of Cooper because he is intent on landing the attacker.
Wolves have talked to the 22-year-old, who missed his penalty in the shoot-out to send Forest to Wembley, about a new deal. But it is understood the England Under-21 man is ready to move on.
He is under contract at Molineux until 2024 and there may well be an opening as an attack-minded midfielder at Wolves. Bruno Lage is expected to lose Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho this summer.
But it seems as though Gibbs-White has set his heart on a new challenge.
Gibbs-White will have no shortage of takers either after scoring 11 goals and grabbing nine assists in 35 Championship games last season.
The Sun have reported that Wolves face a battle to keep hold of their academy graduate.
Supposedly, Southampton are also interested in offering him a different platform in the Premier League.
Gibbs-White to join Johnson?
In fact, the report claims Ralph Hasenhuttl has asked Southampton to make a move for Gibbs-White. And Saints could bid up to £20m for the player.
Cooper though is determined to land Gibbs-White and form a dynamic wing combination with Brennan Johnson.
Johnson, 21, was impressive in Forest’s promotion season with 16 goals and nine assists from 44 league starts.
The Wales star’s contract is up next summer, but Forest are hopefully he will extend his deal after turning down a move in January.
Brentford were desperate to land the winger in the winter transfer window.
Instead Johnson stayed put and managed to get Forest back into the top flight since 1998/99.