Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is enjoying an absolutely fantastic season out on loan with Sheffield UNited.
The 22-year-old made headlines against last night for his wonderful performance in the 4-1 win over Middlesbrough in the Championship.
The youngster scored a superb goal, and also made an assist for Billy Sharp.
He was the best player on the pitch, with the Sheffield Star awarding him a 10/10 rating for his display.
Some Wolves fans were not happy when news filtered through that Gibbs-White had been loaned out on transfer deadline day last summer.
Quite a few people felt he had a part to play for Wolves this season, having looked especially bright in pre-season.
Lage did want to keep hold of the player but ultimately, Gibbs-White wanted to go out and play.
And the move is doing wonders for him, with the player having now scored nine goals and made seven assists for the Blades.
While Lage may wish he had him at his disposal right now, the club will likely be delighted with how things have turned out.
And it could be his success encourages them to take a similar decision with Fabio Silva next season.
Silva has had it tough at Wolves since making his £35.6 million move to the club from Porto in 2020.
He had to play much more than the club had anticipated in his first season due to Raul Jimenez’s injury.
That opened him up for scrutiny, something he just didn’t need so soon.
The youngster always tries his best. His attitude and work ethic cannot be questioned. But it’s clear he is still very raw and might be in need of game time elsewhere before he can become a success at Molineux.
Gibbs-White’s stint with Sheffield United might just be something club officials put to Silva ahead of 2022/23.
Fabio Silva could really benefit from a loan, just like Gibbs-White
Obviously, we don’t yet know how Gibbs-White would fare in the Premier League after this brilliant stint.
But the chances are, he’d be much better equipped and be able to have more influence on games having gained a lot more experience.
Silva has it tough at Wolves. He doesn’t get that many chances, and when he comes in, he arguably comes in cold because he hasn’t had an extended run in the team.
Going out on loan somewhere would help him get that.
It’s possible he could really develop by spending a bit of time away from Molineux, before coming back with more experience and, hopefully, confidence.