Wolves have reportedly rejected an opening bid of over £20 million from Everton for Morgan Gibbs-White.
According to The Telegraph, the Toffees have failed with their first offer for the midfielder.
It is unclear whether they will return with a fresh bid. But it is stated Everton have him down as a priority target this summer, so there’s every chance they will return with an improved offer.
It is the first we have heard of any offers coming in for any Wolves players so far this summer.
If Wanderers are to sell Gibbs-White this summer, then the are looking for closer to £30 million.
Ideally, they want to keep hold of the player, with Bruno Lage a big fan of the player.
The club recently offered him a new contract, but he hasn’t yet put pen to paper.
Wolves believe Gibbs-White could have a big part to play in 2022/23 after his fantastic loan spell with Sheffield united last season.
So if he is to depart, then it will have to be for a large amount. Hence the asking price of around £30 million.
Gibbs-White has already staked an early claimed to be involved in Wolves’ first Premier League game of the season against Leeds United.
On Saturday, he scored in the 3-0 win over Burnley in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Wolves right to reject £25 million bid from Everton for Gibbs-White
Wolves have done the right thing in rejecting this bid from Everton.
With multiple clubs keen on the 22-year-old, there is every chance they can end up bringing in closer to £30 million.
Perhaps this will now encourage the likes of Nottingham Forest and Southampton to come to the table.
Wolves must be firm with Gibbs-White. Ultimately, he can be a very useful player for Lage in 2022/23 if no clubs end up offering the asking price.