Evangelos Marinakis is now personally trying to bring Morgan Gibbs-White to Nottingham Forest from Wolves, according to The Athletic. The Reds have now seen another bid rejected for Steve Cooper’s number one summer transfer target.
Forest are desperate to land the Molineux academy graduate this summer as they bid to strengthen their attacking ranks. The player is well-known to Cooper who previously signed him on loan when he was in charge of Swansea City.
Wolves are resilient though. They maintain, as per the report, that Gibbs-White isn’t for sale this summer; rejecting another Forest bid and allowing the saga to drag on even more than it already has.
The versatile 22-year-old was on loan at Sheffield United during 2021/22. He scored 12 goals and claimed 10 assists as the Blades reached the Championship play-offs, losing to Forest on penalties at the semi-final stage.
Interestingly, Gibbs-White saw his crucial penalty saved by Brice Samba in the shootout. The attacker’s miss sparked pandemonium inside the City Ground and it’s unlikely he will hold fond memories of the stadium.
The Wolves man is represented by ICM Stellar Sports. It’s relevant to mention that point as Reds stars Dean Henderson, Moussa Niakhate and Omar Richards are all represented by the same agency as Gibbs-White.
Marinakis trying to bring Gibbs-White to Forest means they’re serious
The Forest chief said he would back Cooper following promotion at Wembley. By getting involved with such an important deal, speaks volumes and suggests that the Reds are desperate to land Gibbs-White.
Forest fans would be overjoyed with the signing of Gibbs-White. He’s a quality prospect and he absolutely terrorised the Reds last season.
He scored in the 1-1 draw at the City Ground for Sheffield United and also found the net in their 2-1 win over Forest in the play-offs. Gibbs-White was also on the scoresheet for Wolves in the Carabao Cup against the Reds.
Cooper desperately wants to add a number 10 to his ranks. Gibbs-White has been the number one priority since winning promotion and Marinakis will see his stock rise even higher if he can get this deal over the line.