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Wolves transfer news: Morgan Gibbs-White a primary target for Nottingham Forest

Wolves star Morgan Gibbs-White has emerged as a primary target for Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest, according to The Athletic.

The 22-year-old is on their radar ahead of the 2022/23 season, as they seek to get their squad in order after winning the Championship play-off final.

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Forest triumphed at Wembley over Huddersfield Town to secure a return to the top-flight for the time in 23 years.

An own goal from Levi Colwill was the difference between the two teams, and Forest are now looking to strengthen as they bid for a successful first campaign back.

And apparently they see Wolves’ Gibbs-White as someone who can make a big difference for them.

Gibbs-White has just enjoyed a fantastic loan spell with Sheffield United, hitting 13 goals and making 10 assists for the Blades.

He’s done some serious developing, and lots of Wolves fans are hoping he will be given a proper chance at Molineux in 2022/23.

Bruno Lage is said to have spoken to him and wants to use him. And the club have supposedly offered him a new deal to convince him his future lies at Molineux.

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But the player could well push for an exit.

Gibbs-White was left stung by Wolves’ decision to recall him from his loan spell with Swansea City in 2020/21.

He may feel like exploring other opportunities.

According to The Athletic, Leeds United and Southampton are also keen on Gibbs-White – who is valued at £20 million by Wolves.

Forest’s interest in Gibbs-White is not too surprising. They were on the receiving end of his quality a number of times in 2021/22.

He scored against them in his last appearance for Wolves in the Carabao Cup clash back in August. He then also scored against them in November for Sheffield United at the City Ground, and then once more against them in the second leg of the play-off semi-final.

Wolves should look to keep Gibbs-White, amid interest from Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest may have made Gibbs-White a primary target, but Wolves should still be looking to keep the midfielder.

That said, if he doesn’t want to stay then there’s potential here for Wanderers to make a pretty penny.

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Forest, Leeds and Southampton all having interest could really drive the player’s price up.

Ideally, Lage can convince Gibbs-White to stay, and then actually play him regularly in 2022/23.

Wolves need someone who can provide goals and assists. Gibbs-White has shown he is at least worth a go following his exploits in the Championship.