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Wolves transfer news: Southampton interested in Morgan Gibbs-White

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is reportedly of interest to Southampton.

According to The Sun, the 22-year-old has caught the attention of the Saints after his stunning campaign on loan at Sheffield United.

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The youngster scored 13 goals and made 10 assists for the Blades, as they fell just short of promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

The future of Gibbs-White is one of the biggest talking points for Wolves fans this summer.

Many would love to see him become more involved in then first-team. And some think he should now become a regular starter.

It sounds like Lage is ready to hand him a chance. The Athletic recently reported that he has already spoken to the player.

The club are looking to convince him his future lies at Molineux. They have offered him a new contract, despite signing up to a new one just before he left for Sheffield United last year.

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But it’s up to the player to decide what’s best for him.

It was recently reported that AC Milan were keen on Gibbs-White.

Now there is word of interest from the Premier League in the form of Southampton, who are willing to pay up to £20 million for the star.

Ralph Hasenhuttl is said to want fresh legs and ideas after his side had a disappointing end to 2021/22.

Gibbs-White could thrive at Southampton, Wolves can’t let it happen

Ultimately, money will talk.

If Southampton bid £20 million and Gibbs-White fancies the move, then the board could well sanction the deal.

But hopefully that doesn’t happen, because that could be a very good move for the player and could end up making Wolves look foolish.

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Doing that deal also has the potential to bridge the gap a little between the two clubs, and bring Southampton closer to Wolves.

Really, Lage should give assurances to Gibbs-White – whom Conor Coady branded ‘a fantastic footballer during pre-season last year – and give him regular minutes in 2022/23.