Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp has lavished praise on Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White following the star’s amazing campaign on loan at Bramall Lane.
Gibbs-White has thrived with the Championship outfit, scoring 12 goals and making nine assists in 2021/22.
His contributions have helped propel United into the play-offs.
The 22-year-old has regularly been the standout performer in red and white, and has linked up brilliantly at times with veteran centre-forward Sharp.
The currently injured star said at the club’s end-of-season awards do (SUTV, via Sheffield United News): “They’re two (Gibbs-White and Iliman Ndiaye) very, very sensational players. Similar but different in the same breath
“Morgan runs all day, he’s got tricks in abundance. Scores a lot of goals and assists as well. Iliman, he has took on the number nine role while I’ve been injured, getting in the box, scoring scrappy goals. But again, he’s scored a sublime left-footed finish (against Fulham) today. Like I say, it’s been a big team effort this season.”
Gibbs-White – who won the club’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards – is certainly a popular figure at Bramall Lane.
They will undoubtedly be hoping to keep hold of him beyond the current season.
You would think that the Blades would need to secure promotion to stand any chance.
But even that might not be enough. There was a report from TEAMtalk last week claiming Wolves boss Bruno Lage is ready to give him a chance.
It was also claimed that Wanderers are ready to rebuff offers for the player.
Bruno Lage will like Billy Sharp’s assessment of Morgan Gibbs-White
Sharp’s assessment of Gibbs-White will probably be music to Lage’s ears.
Right now, Wolves are lacking someone who can score goals from midfield.
Obviously there is a big difference in standard between the Championship and the Premier League, but Gibbs-White has posted some seriously impressive numbers in 2021/22.
The fact Gibbs-White ‘runs all day’ too will massively appeal.
Lage really values players who can do the dirty work, and be effective out of possession.
Barring any huge offers coming in for Gibbs-White, it’s hard to see how he doesn’t have a lot of involvement with the first-team next season.