Wolves star Morgan Gibbs-White is still Nottingham Forest’s number one target, with the new season starting this weekend.
The newly promoted Premier League club have been extremely busy so far in the transfer window.
The club have brought in 12 new faces so far and are on course to surpass the £100 million mark.
But Forest are hoping for even more activity and according to The Telegraph, Wolves star Gibbs-White is their number one target at this point.
It is stated that talks were held last week, but no progress was made.
The 22-year-old will start the 2022/23 season at Molineux, and Wolves are said to be demanding around £30 million for any sale.
Forest would be smashing their transfer record by paying that asking price.
Maxwel Cornet is another option for Forest, but it’s Gibbs-White who is their priority.
It remains to be seen if Wolves will ultimately end up selling. But the indications so far have been that the club don’t want really to lose him.
Gibbs-White has returned to Compton Park a much improved player following his loan spell at Sheffield United.
Many fans are hoping to see him become a regular starter for the first-team.
He has been looking very sharp in pre-season, and many feel he deserves game time from Bruno Lage.
Lage seemingly really likes Gibbs-White. He didn’t want to lose him last year, and he also offered for him to come back from his loan spell in January.
Recently, Lage named Gibbs-White as his captain for the pre-season clash with Levante.
Gibbs-White is Forest’s top target, but next few weeks are key for Wolves
Forest are clearly really keen to sign Gibbs-White before the summer window closes.
It’s easy to understand why. Obviously he had an amazing season in 2021/22, but Gibbs-White did actually score three goals against Forest specifically (two for Sheffield, one for Wolves), showing them his quality first-hand.
The next few weeks are potentially going to be key for Wolves.
If Lage makes Gibbs-White a starter from the off and gives him plenty of minutes, then it’s surely unlikely he’ll depart. Especially if he really impresses.
Former Molineux midfielder Dave Edwards believes he could start the season on fire. Hopefully that will be exactly the case.