Nottingham Forest are edging closer to the signing of Wolves attacker Morgan Gibbs-White, according to The Telegraph. The Reds have been chasing the 22-year-old for several weeks and now look to be nearing a move.

It’s claimed that Forest will have to break the bank for Gibbs-White. The latest report suggests that it will take a stunning £40 million for a deal to be struck with Wolves.

The versatile forward has taken part in pre-season with Wolves. He’s helped himself to a goal and also played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Leeds in the Premier League curtain-raiser.

Forest closer Gibbs-White
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Bruno Lage has maintained all summer that he’s part of the club’s future plans. The Molineux-based club are set to sign Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes imminently though and he looks like a possible replacement.

Gibbs-White came of age as a player last season. He scored 12 goals and registered 10 assists for Sheffield United as they reached the play-offs before losing to Forest.

His form earned him the chance to stake a claim for a place at Wolves. Lage has spoken kindly of his player, although he’s hardly going to suggest otherwise when they’re trying to get the very best deal.

Gibbs-White is a well-known name to Steve Cooper. He signed the forward for Swansea and although a broken foot restricted him to six games, he did call him ‘fantastic’ when he was added.

Danny Murphy has previously called him ‘sensational’ and he’s definitely a player with bags of potential. Now, Forest could be closing in on their number one target.

Forest edge close to Gibbs-White signing

Football is a funny old game. At £20 million, supporters were saying get it done, at £30 million some were saying just pay it, at £40 million the consensus is that Forest should walk away.

Although the mentioned sums are eyewatering, some of the deal will be structured. Forest won’t be forking out £40 million upfront and if the club think he can help stave off the threat of relegation, so be it.

Forest closer Gibbs-White
(Photo; Marc Atkins; Getty Images)

The Reds need some more attacking quality. Saturday’s defeat showcased that a creative spark is somewhat lacking and Gibbs-White would help solve that conundrum.

There is typically a premium that comes when recruiting British players. As a result, Wolves are probably demanding the going rate for a player that they believe can play consistently at a top level.

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