“We can still make him better” – Boss on Premier League loanee’s future

Date published: Tuesday 19th October 2021 1:01 - Sean Byrne

Morgan Gibbs-White in action for Sheffield United, on loan from Wolves, against Peterborough United

Sheffield United manager Slavisa Jokanovic believes the best thing for Morgan Gibbs-White’s career is to remain at Bramall Lane until the end of the season.

Having already made eight appearances for the Blades, Gibbs-White has impressed at his new club by contributing four goals and two assists.

Joining in August on a season-long loan deal, Jokanovic is hopeful that the talented midfielder will remain with his side throughout the campaign.

However, parent club Wolves installed a recall clause to the contract which could see the player return in January.

Speaking to Yorkshire Live, Jokanovic believes the best thing for the player is to stay with his squad throughout the 2021/22 season.

He said: “It is my wish for to continue working with this player.

It’s difficult to see that they would recall him after one month because he played a few good games for us.

“Maybe I’ve discovered something they don’t know (laughs)? I think we can still make him better for them for next season. It is not good to play three months for one side and three months for another side.

“I can’t give you an exact answer, you’d have to ask the player what he’d prefer. I believe he would prefer to play with us than be on the bench for Wolves.”

Jokanovic also confirmed he has received no contact from his parent club regarding Gibbs-White being recalled.

“I haven’t had any conversation with Wolves,” he added.

“We haven’t had any contact. I prefer that the player, who is an important player for us, but he is not our property, he’s not a Sheffield United player.”

Wolves boss Bruno Lage also said it is “unlikely” that the former England u21 international will return to his side this season.

Speaking on Gibbs-White, he said: “When Hwang came, we took the decision to let Morgan go and play. We are very happy with him and what he is doing.”

According to the report, Lage added that the only way his stance would change is if summer Hwang Hee-Chan picked up a serious injury or suffered a loss of form.

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Mousset can save Sheffield United career

Jokanovic has called on Lys Mousset to turn his career around, admitting the French forward still has a lot to give.

Mousset has yet to register a full 90 minutes for the Blades since joining from Bournemouth in Summer 2020.

However, Jokanovic still feels the player can make an impact at Sheffield United.

Speaking on the player, he said: “This guy, if he is able to help himself he can help us a lot and at the end, it’s Lys Mousset, he’s a nice guy and great personality but if he has a bright mind he will know he needs to help himself.

“He could be enjoying this profession for the next 10 years, he can do a lot of important things for himself and, in this case, for ourselves.”

Mousset is out of contract in May, however, the club does have the option to extend this deal for twelve months.

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