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Report: Wolves want to build around Gibbs-White, as star stalls over new contract offer

Wolves are reportedly hoping to build around Morgan Gibbs-White this season.

The Express claim Wanderers are seeking to reach an agreement with the player having offered a new contract.

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The club have moved to tie the 22-year-old down after his fantastic loan spell with Sheffield United last season.

But the club are yet to receive an answer, as Gibbs-White decides what to do.

It is believed Gibbs-White would want assurances about regular game time for 2022/23, and he has apparently already spoken with Bruno Lage.

Lage is said to be keen to utilise him more having always been a big fan of the player.

The manager didn’t particularly want him to depart ahead of 2021/22, and he also offered him the chance to return in January.

Wolves are said to now want to build around Gibbs-White.

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But he is said to be considering whether Molineux is the right place for him to elevate his game to the next level.

The Express’ report comes amid claims that Everton have seen a bid of over £20 million rejected for the midfielder.

Gibbs-White also has interest from Nottingham Forest and Southampton.

If Wolves do come to a decision to sell, the club would want around £30 million for the academy graduate.

Wolves need a definitive answer from Gibbs-White

Wolves clearly really want to keep Gibbs-White. As the club should after his amazing season in 2021/22.

But it seems Gibbs-White himself may still be on the fence about his immediate future, which is not ideal.

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Wanderers need to get a definitive answer from the player, whom Dave Edwards described as being ‘incredible’ last season.

In an ideal world, Gibbs-White will say he wants to stick around, and Lage will be playing him regularly.

If there is a hint of Gibbs-White wanting a change of scenery, then the club should seek to cash in as soon as possible and reinvest the money received.