Morgan Gibbs-White has been one of the most impressive performers during Wolves’ pre-season programme.
The academy graduate has a fresh start under Bruno Lage – who is apparently a big fan.
He can play in a variety of roles, and depending on which system Lage decides on, he will try and nail one of them down.
Former Wolves midfielder David Edwards feels that Gibbs-White’s long-term future lies as a central midfielder.
“Somebody who could play across all three of those front positions would be an target for me,” he told the Express and Star.
“I’d also like to mention Morgan Gibbs-White, he’s had a good pre-season and has been pushing up but I still feel Morgan’s a better central midfielder.
“He’s young, so naturally he’ll be pushed forward, but Morgan can grow into a more mature, disciplined midfielder.
“I think his long-term future is in the number eight role.”
Where should Gibbs-White play?
Wolves do have a dearth of energy in the centre of their midfield.
Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves have class but the pair of them together on Saturday lacked the legs to press Celta Vigo in the first half at Molineux.
It got better when Leander Dendoncker came on, and perhaps Gibbs-White could play there too.
It might be better if he was playing in a midfield trio, but Lage has opted for 3-4-2-1 and 4-4-2 on the whole so far in pre-season.
We’ll see where Gibbs-White ends up, but the key for him is that he gets regular games this season to show what he can do.
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