Wolves are reportedly cashing in on Morgan Gibbs-White.
The youngster has rarely been out of the transfer headlines this summer, with several clubs having held an interest following his fantastic campaign with Sheffield United.
Despite all of the interest, Wolves had been looking to keep the 22-year-old.
Bruno Lage is a big fan of his, and has started him in the first two Premier League games.
But Nottingham Forest have now agreed a £42.5 million fee with Wolves, and the player is understood to have had a medical on Thursday.
It’ll be a bit of shame to see Gibbs-White leave. But at the same time, it’s impossible to see how Wolves could have turned Forest’s offer down.
So it seems he’ll be the club’s big high-profile sale this summer, and one wonders if this will now increase Wolves’ chances of retaining Adama Traore.
The Spaniard is back at Molineux now after his failed loan spell at Barcelona.
He was back on the bench for the game against Fulham last Saturday, but didn’t see a great deal of the ball when he came on.
Arguably, it would be very risky for Wolves to sanction Traore’s exit from the club this month if Gibbs-White is also departing.
Adama Traore surely more likely to stick around with Lage wanting at least two players per position
It would be a big surprise if Wolves also allowed Traore – who apparently has interest from Chelsea and Tottenham – to depart.
Lage currently has other wide options in the form of Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, Hwang Hee-chan, and new signing Goncalo Guedes.
With Traore also in there, that’s five really solid options for Lage. But it’s unlikely he’ll go through the whole season with those five available all the time.
There will be injuries and there could be suspensions.
Podence and Guedes can also play centrally, so that theoretically means more chances for Traore.
And of course, Premier League clubs can make five substitutions now, so the 26-year-old is bound to get minutes.
Cashing in on Traore would leave Wolves a bit short, so officials should not be tempted to cash in.