Former Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards believes 2022/23 could be a breakthrough year for Morgan Gibbs-White.
The youngster just finished a fantastic loan stint with Sheffield United, which culminated in him winning Player of the Season.
Gibbs-White made 40 appearances in total, and scored 13 goals and made 11 assists.
It was by far and away the best season of his career to date. In fairness, it is the only season of his career so far where he has been a regular a the starting XI.
It was Gibbs-White who actually pushed for the move to Bramall Lane last year.
Bruno Lage wanted to keep him, but the desire for game time was the biggest motivator for the player.
Supposedly, he had not been best pleased by Wolves’ decision to recall him from his loan at Swansea City the season before.
Gibbs-White’s decision to join Sheffield United was fully vindicated, and now many Wolves fans are hoping he can have an impact for the first-team at Molineux next season.
In the eyes of Edwards, the star could well enjoy a real breakthrough if he stuck around.
He said in his Express & Star column: “Morgan Gibbs-White has just been offered a new contract – next season could be his breakthrough year. I thought it might have been last year. I know it ended tough for him with Sheffield United but if you ask any Blades or Swansea fan, he’s been incredible.
“I just hope Wolves get to see that at Molineux. Wolves have put a lot of time and energy into Morgan, I remember training with him when he was 15 or 16!
“He’s good enough now to play in the Premier League. Hopefully we get to see that and the club get the reward for the jobs they’ve done.”
Morgan Gibbs-White breakthrough for Wolves next season is very possible, he just needs a show of faith
It would be fantastic to see Gibbs-White turning out for Wolves in the Premier League next season.
He’s had a brilliant year with Sheffield United and the loan spell has done wonders for his development.
He’s already reportedly got AC Milan on his tail. But Wanderers should fight hard to keep him, and assure him that he will get plenty of chances next term.
He deserves a chance to play.
And as Edwards says, he could well enjoy a real breakthrough for Wolves in 2022/23 if he’s given that show of faith.