Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has revealed he hasn’t heard anything from Wolves about loan star Morgan Gibbs-White.
The midfielder is currently enjoying a brilliant season-long loan spell with the Blades.
The 21-year-old has been a regular in the starting XI since the very start of the season, making 15 appearances so far.
He’s helped himself to five goals – his latest being an absolute cracker against Cardiff City – and four assists.
Gibbs-White is already extremely popular at Bramall Lane, and is seen as a key player for a potential promotion push.
Just lately though there has been a bit of talk about Wolves recalling the player.
Last month The Athletic reported Wolves were very pleased with Gibbs-White’s progress. They also said that the club were giving consideration to bringing him back.
The club are keeping close tabs on him, and Matt Jackson – the club’s Strategic Player Marketing Manager – is supposedly in regular contact with him.
Blades manager Heckingbottom has been speaking about Gibbs-White, and said that there has not been any contact with Wolves.
He said: “No not yet [heard anything]. So we will see.
“He’s not our player and when you take loan players we know that. We would love to keep him, he’s great about the place and a good footballer and on the flip side to that we think we are a great fit for him as well.”
He went on to say that Gibbs-White is ‘having a good season’ and ‘developing well’, and the player can see the value of his loan move.
Ideally Wolves will leave Gibbs-White on loan at Sheffield United
Morgan Gibbs-White is clearly flourishing on loan with Sheffield United.
Bruno Lage did want to keep hold of him, but the player decided he wanted to depart so he could play regularly – and the move is paying off.
It would be potentially disruptive to pluck Gibbs-White out of an environment in which he is clearly thriving.
Wolves do have a lack of midfield options at the moment. But Fosun need to back Lage in the transfer market, rather than potentially infringe on the development of loan players.