Date: 31st January 2018 at 10:10pm
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18 year old Morgan Gibbs White has this week penned a new contract extension at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Having been with us for the last decade, his new contract will see him through until the end of the 2021/22 campaign. He made his debut in the two nil victory over Stoke City in January last year aged only 16 and the midfielder has been in and around the first team every since, making seven appearances in 2016/17 and three following a return from an injury lay off in 2017/18.

Gibbs-White also played his part in the Under 17 World Cup win in India with him getting the equalising goal against Spain as England fought back from behind.

Speaking to the Official Website after penning his deal, he explained.

‘The club has done so much for me so it was only right for me to sign a new contract here and extend my Wolves career even longer. I`m happy that my future here is settled and I can now push forward. The last year has been ridiculous, it`s gone so quickly. I haven`t had the time to concentrate on anything other than football but I don`t mind that because I love the game. December and January have been busy months with the games that we`ve had so I`ve been concentrating on that and training more than anything else. I`m learning more and more things when I come into training every day and that`s helping my experience of the game to grow.’

Sporting Director, Kevin Thelwell, was delighted to see him contract up for longer and he added.

‘For a Sporting Director that`s been here for a long time, there can`t be a better situation than a boy coming in the building at eight years of age and then going all the way through the ranks of the Academy, ending up playing for England, winning the World Cup, making his debut and playing in the first team at 17-years-old. I`m proud of Morgan, his family, the Academy and everybody involved in his development. We couldn`t have a prouder moment than for this to happen. In the short time that he`s been with the first team group, I think he`s proved that he`s more than capable of stepping up so I`d be very surprised if he didn`t make more appearances before the end of the season. He`s given himself a good shot of becoming a regular. He`s always had the potential, now he`s proving that he`s got the ability.’

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