Wolverhampton Wanderers academy graduate Morgan Gibbs-White is seriously impressing on his loan spell.
The attacking midfielder, on loan at Sheffield United, opened the scoring at the Vitality stadium as the Blades lost 2-1 to Bournemouth on Saturday.
Despite the defeat, it was another productive afternoon for Gibbs-White on the south coast of England.
Since arriving on transfer deadline day in August, the U17 World Cup winner has recorded five goal contributions in just six games.
Yesterday’s goal was his third on top of his two assists.
He only has one league goal for Wolves, which shows just how fruitful the decision to send him on loan appears to be.
Recall may become unavoidable
After making a good start last month, the topic of whether he would become recalled was quickly mentioned.
However the question of ‘if Morgan Gibbs-White will return’ will surely become ‘when’ at this rate.
In addition to his game-changing ability, Wolves are still light on bodies in midfield after failing to sign someone in that position during the transfer window.
Gibbs-White would also offer Wolves a more attacking threat than what they already have.
In Joao Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker and Ruben Neves the club lack a goal threat from midfield.
The return of the boy from Stafford may enable the manager to start with a midfield three. This is something we have not seen this season.
There remains the case for Gibbs-White to stay. After all, if he continues to add these numbers to his game over a longer period, it may only prepare him better for the step up to the Premier League.
Can Gibbs-White fit in current system?
With back-to-back wins, it is looking like Bruno Lage is growing increasingly fond of the 3-4-3 formation.
The formation has sadly never suited Gibbs-White, where there is little space for an attacking midfielder.
Although it allows for two wingers, the midfielder is not blessed with the speed to race past full backs.
If Lage does not plan on changing system in January, keeping him in the Championship may be best for now.