Aside from looking to bring a couple of players in this month, one of the biggest topics of conversation for Sheffield United, Paul Heckingbottom, and supporters is around the future of Wolves loanee, Morgan Gibbs-White.
Gibbs-White has been nothing short of outstanding for United this season. Arguably our best player on a weekly basis, there was a notable dip in performance when he was missing against Derby at the weekend.
With clubs across the country cancelling games due to Covid and injuries, United fans have been worried that Wolves might well call Gibbs-White back for the second half of the season. And while Bruno Lage has admitted he’s happy with ‘MGW’ being at Bramall Lane, it’s been a nagging doubt for Blades fans.
However, Wolves have announced a new signing today which could very much ensure Gibbs-White stays firmly put in Sheffield. The Premier League outfit have signed another Portuguese player in the form of young winger, Chiquinho.
The 21-year-old has signed a long-term deal at Molineux and will be expected to instantly challenge for the first-team squad. That, of course, plays into United’s hands with Morgan Gibbs-White.
Gibbs-White will now be expected to stay at Bramall Lane. Wolves adding another player simply blocks his route into their first-team a little bit more.
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It’s a bold statement to make, but this Sheffield United team doesn’t get anywhere near the top six without Gibbs-White being involved. His goals, assists, chance creation, energy, and sheer threat to the opposition mean he is vital for Heckingbottom’s side.
Wolves’ signing of Chiquinho is good news. It’s what we all wanted to hear. Of course, for Gibbs-White, it’s another spanner in the works when he does go back to Molineux. But for now, it’s music to the ears of Sheffield United.
Gibbs-White is currently working his way back from injury. He will miss tonight’s trip to Preston. However, he’ll be hoping to return soon, with half a season left to play for the Blades.