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Wolves' transfer deal to sell Morgan Gibbs-White is looking very good business right now

When Morgan Gibbs-White returned to Wolves this summer from his loan spell at Sheffield United, many fans were sure he was set to shine in old gold in 2022/23.

The attacking midfielder enjoyed the best season of his career to date, scoring 12 goals and making 10 assists in 37 appearances for the Blades.

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He was named their Player of the Season for his contributions.

He came back to Compton Park, and reports immediately surfaced regarding interest from other clubs.

But it was also claimed that Wolves wanted to keep hold of Gibbs-White, and even offer him a new deal.

That is a stance they maintained throughout the summer.

Bruno Lage was apparently a big fan of his, and he did start him in Wolves’ first two games against Leeds United and Fulham.

But then Nottingham Forest increased their efforts to sign the 22-year-old, and ultimately made an offer that was too good for Wolves to turn down.

They had wanted to keep him.

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But Forest offered £25 million, and there is the potential for the deal to cost as much as £42.5 million (Express & Star). Realistically though, Wolves only stand to bank an extra £10 million from the deal.

Gibbs-White is a talented player.

But so far, he has not shown a great deal at the City Ground, which makes Wolves’ decision look even better.

He’s yet to score for the Reds, and has made just one assist against Bournemouth so far and has yet to feature on the winning side for his new club.

Gibbs-White hasn’t exactly been poor. He has certainly performed better than most of his new teammates.

But given what Forest paid Wolves, he needed to have shown much more by this point.

Morgan Gibbs-White not leaving Wolves with any regrets so far

The Gibbs-White sale is looking like excellent business by Wolves.

The youngster has so far not been able to prove Wanderers were foolish to offload.

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To be fair, that was always going to be unlikely.

Forest really did overpay for Gibbs-White, and that is credit to Wolves officials who maintained a firm stance for most of the summer.

Even if Wolves don’t receive much more money in add-ons, it’s still a really strong bit of business by the club.