European football correspondent Jacques Talbot has claimed that Wolves starlet Morgan Gibbs-White wants to play under Steve Cooper at Nottingham Forest.

The Reds remain in the mix to sign the versatile forward. Yesterday, it emerged that Everton had seen their opening offer rejected by Wolves.

It’s claimed that boss Bruno Lage is relaxed about the situation. He considers Gibbs-White as part of his plans next season but the club would consider a sale.

Gibbs White wants to play under Cooper
(Photo; Jack Thomas; WWFC; Wolves; Getty Images)

Wolves want the going rate for a talented English player though. It’s claimed that they will ask for closer to £30 million than the £20 million offers that have been made so far.

The Reds could face a waiting game with this one. Wolves are unlikely to budge on their valuation and Gibbs-White is taking part in pre-season.

On Saturday he would have impressed Lage. He scored his team’s opening goal as they defeated Burnley 3-0 in a friendly at the training ground.

Gibbs-White interest has grown since his standout campaign during 2021/22. He fired 12 goals and claimed 10 assists as he helped Sheffield United reach the play-offs.

He missed the decisive penalty during the semi-final second leg against Forest. That heartache hasn’t seemingly put Gibbs-White off a return to Trentside, however.

Gibbs-White wants to play under Cooper and Forest must act

This looks like great news from a Forest perspective. Forest need to get the final third of the pitch sorted pretty sharpish and some more attackers are required.

Gibbs-White is a talented performer. He can play as a number 10 or as he did last season at Bramall Lane, as a striker.

Gibbs White wants to play under Cooper
(Photo; Jack Thomas; WWFC; Wolves; Getty Images)

The 22-year-old is a burgeoning talent and interest is rife. Forest now understand the fee that Wolves want and if they’re serious about Gibbs-White a higher bid will be required.

This highlights that Cooper has significant clout when it comes to luring players and more twists and turns can be expected in the transfer market.

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