Morgan Gibbs-White may have an uncertain future at Wolverhampton Wanderers as his development has stalled this season. The 20-year-old has endured injury problems and poor form when called upon, and he could fall further down the pecking order if Wolves sign a replacement in the transfer market.
Gibbs-White has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season, but he’s amassed only 123 minutes of Premier League football due to Nuno Espirito Santo’s preference for Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Romain Saiss and Leander Dedoncker in midfield. Gibbs-White’s back injury didn’t help matters either as he spent two months out of action.
When the 20-year-old did feature for Wolves, he didn’t always set the place alight – underperforming in his side’s Europa League defeat to Espanyol, for example. Supporters believe Gibbs-White should be loaned out next season as he won’t get much action under Nuno Espirito Santo, especially if Wolves strengthen in midfield.
The Midlands outfit have been linked with midfielders who could push the England U21 international out of the side – AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, Aston Villa’s John McGinn and Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips are on Wolves’ radar – so Gibbs-White may be uncertain over his role in the first-team.
He’s spent the majority of the campaign as an unused substitute and twisted his ankle for good measure when turning out for the reserves earlier this month. Gibbs-White’s injury ruled him out of Wolves’ 0-0 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion and 1-1 draw with Olympiacos.
Nuno has handed 4,323 minutes to Luke Cundle (aged 17), Chem Campbell (17), Terry Taylor (18), Taylor Perry (18), Otasowie (18), Ruben Vinagre (20), Morgan Gibbs-White (20), Pedro Neto (20), Meritan Shabani (20), Sanderson (20), Bruno Jordao (21), Oskar Buur (21) and Benny Ashley-Seal (21) this season, but it’s hard to see Gibbs-White getting many opportunities in 2020/21.