It’s the burning topic on the lips of most Sheffield United fans at the moment. Will the Blades be able to keep hold of the super-impressive Morgan Gibbs-White in January?
The brilliant Wolves loanee has been superb for United since signing. Five goals and four assists in just 15 Blades games has seen Bramall Lane take Gibbs-White to their hearts. However, there remains a fear amongst the fanbase about January. Will Wolves take their chance to bring ‘MGW’ back to Molineux.
As things stand, there is no burning reason why Bruno Lage would bring Gibbs-White back. Wolves are tenth in the PL table. They’re coming along nicely under Lage. But, there is the elephant in the room in the form of what the future holds for Wolves loanee, Hwang Hee-chan.
And it’s a call that is likely to have ramifications for Sheffield United and Morgan Gibbs-White.
Will Sheffield United Keep Morgan Gibbs-White Beyond January?
Wolves signed Hwang in the summer and he’s made a fine start to life in England. He’s hit four goals already, and looks to be a threat in behind that the club had been missing for some time. The South Korean’s form has dipped lately – he hasn’t scored since October – but he remains a key player.
However, his form has seen the likes of Liverpool make their interest known. Reports claim that Liverpool are watching Hwang’s progress. And while it’s well-documented that Wolves have an option to buy the forward in the summer for £16m, it’s also believed Leipzig could cash in during January if a bigger offer comes along.
Alongside that, Football Insider claims Wolves will only be able to sign Hwang in January by selling.
That brings us to Gibbs-White and Sheffield United. Should Liverpool – or anyone else – make that move for Hwang, then it would surely tempt Wolves into recalling the Blades star. After all, he is producing the goods and there is no reason he can’t take that form into the Premier League.
For United fans, a nervy January awaits. In an ideal world, Wolves keep Hwang, United keep Gibbs-White, and everyone ends the window happy. But until that window slams shut with MGW still in red and white, then the Blades will face an anxious wait.