Report: Nottingham Forest now desperate to sign Sheffield United's star man of 21/22 season
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Report: Nottingham Forest now desperate to sign Sheffield United's star man of 21/22 season

He might not be Sheffield United’s player anymore, but Blades fans are still interested in what goes on with Morgan Gibbs-White.

The Wolves starlet was outstanding for the Blades last term as he helped United into the playoffs. Despite missing the crucial penalty which saw Nottingham Forest see off Paul Heckingbottom’s men at the City Ground, Gibbs-White is widely regarded as one of the best ever loan signings by United.

As we know, there is little chance of seeing ‘MGW’ back in red and white. However, United fans could see him line up in a Forest shirt next term, with TeamTalk claiming today that Steve Cooper is desperate to sign Gibbs-White.

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TeamTalk reports that Wolves are open to selling Gibbs-White – who himself is open to leaving Molineux – and it is Forest and Cooper who are eager to do the deal. It’s believed a fee of around £20-25m would be needed for Wolves to do business.

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Gibbs-White feels he is ready for the Premier League and ready to feature regularly. If Wolves cannot offer him that opportunity, then a club like Forest might be attractive to the England under-21 ace. Not to mention, of course, his working relationship with Steve Cooper.

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That it really matters in the grand scheme of things, but it would sting a tad to see Gibbs-White end up playing for Forest.

The scenes across the two playoff games have left a bitter taste in the mouth of some United fans. Billy Sharp’s incident, Oli McBurnie’s tangle at full-time, and the rest of the unsavoury scenes have left a lot at S2 frustrated and angry.

It would, therefore, be a bit of a kick in the you know what to see Gibbs-White play for Forest. We don’t doubt he would do well for them either, which makes it even harder to accept. Hopefully, Wolves see sense and include him in their starting squads.

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