Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves. A deal has been struck and the player has cost an initial £25 million to smash the club’s transfer record.
Forest have prioritised the versatile attacker all summer. Steve Cooper made him his number one transfer target shortly after the Reds won promotion at Wembley in May.
The Forest head coach worked with Gibbs-White at Swansea. He signed for the club ahead of the 2020/21 campaign but a broken foot saw him play just six times for the Swans.
Still, Cooper is a big fan of the player. He was an integral part of the England under-17 team that defied the odds to win the World Cup under the Forest incumbent in 2017.
After finally signing for the Reds, Gibbs-White can now look forward to a new chapter and ends months of speculation over his future.
Gibbs-White has been given the number 10 shirt and will hope to emulate several Forest greats to have worn that number
Gibbs-White signing completed and there could be more to come
Forest now have far more options in the attacking third of the pitch. At Newcastle on the opening day, the competition for places looked weak but now that’s not apparent.
The club have worked tirelessly to get these deals in place. Forest now have no real excuse not to fight bravely against relegation during the 2022/23 campaign.
Gibbs-White was sensational for Sheffield United last season. He scored 12 goals and claimed 10 assists from a number of positions as the Blades reached the play-offs.
Now, he will hope to continue his good form as he looks to make a name for himself on Trentside.
Forest might not be done just yet either. The head coach alluded yesterday to the fact that he still needed more players and that he felt a couple were close to completion.
This looks a very exciting time to be a Forest fan and this summer looks likely to be a memorable one for the club’s long-suffering supporters.