Wolves boss Bruno Lage has talked up Morgan Gibbs-White ahead of the new Premier League season.

As per the Athletic, Lage is a big fan of the 21-year-old midfielder, who struggled for opportunities under Nuno Espirito Santo.

He says he has already told Gibbs-White what he wants to see from him and says he will give him chances to show what he can do.


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“For me, he is a main player,” Lage said of Gibbs-White. “I said to him two days ago that he’s not a kid any more.

“Every minute I give him inside of the pitch, show the defence that you are the player you want to be.

“He will be in my first team.”


That level of responsibility definitely represents a step up for Gibbs-White, who was out on loan at Swansea for the first half of last season.

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Wolves need more creativity in advanced areas and they also need more energy in central midfield.

Gibbs-White could, depending on where Lage deploys him, offer a solution to either of those issues.

Lage has a reputation for bringing through young players and that could really benefit Gibbs-White.

His first Premier League goal to clinch May’s 2-1 win over Brighton was a glimpse of what he can do and it looks like he’ll get the chance to show it on a more regular basis in the months ahead.

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