Nottingham Forest playmaker Morgan Gibbs-White has been called up to the England under-21 squad by boss Lee Carsley. The ex-Wolves starlet will join promotion-winning stars Djed Spence and James Garner in the group.

Gibbs-White signed for the Reds in August for an initial £25 million transfer fee. The amount paid to Wolves could eventually rise to around £40 million if all of the add-ons are reached.

The Reds were thrilled when the club managed to land Steve Cooper’s number one summer target. He scored no fewer than three goals against Forest last season and now he’s wearing the Garibaldi.

Gibbs-White England call
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Gibbs-White claimed his first assist for the Reds during their 3-2 defeat against Bournemouth. His sweet delivery was met by Cheikhou Kouyate who powered a header home.

The player has quickly got up to speed at the City Ground. As a result, he will become integral under the influence of Cooper during 2022/23 and Forest’s survival might depend on how well he does.

Last season was a good one for Gibbs-White. He scored 12 goals and claimed 10 assists as Sheffield United reached the Championship play-offs before losing to Forest.

Now, he will link up with two former Reds players. Spence and Garner have both earned Premier League moves, joining Tottenham and Everton respectively.

Gibbs-White called up to England under-21 squad

The 22-year-old is becoming a regular with the under-21 squad. He’s already made 10 appearances and scored once for the young Three Lions outfit.

Gibbs-White England call
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It’s great to see plenty of Forest players getting international honours. It’s hard to remember a time when so many earned call-ups and the training ground could be empty next week.

Gibbs-White will be under a bit of pressure given his price tag this season. The player looks like a confident performer though and he should thrive under the extra expectation rather than crumble.

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