Wolves head coach Bruno Lage has revealed that he didn’t want Morgan Gibbs-White to leave Molineux for Sheffield United on loan.
The 21-year-old moved to the Blades just before the transfer window closed last month, and Lage says it was the player who wanted to make the switch in order to get more minutes on the pitch:
“I prefer him to stay but I need to respect the player and Morgan wants to play more. I respect, a lot, that ambition. I can give chances to improve in training but I don’t negotiate about time on the pitch, so I couldn’t make the promise and in the end the club and him took the decision to go on loan. The way he work and played for us in the games, and in Nottingham, I can see it is also a good decision for him and he can improve.”
Gibbs-White is expected to be in the starting lineup when United take on Peterborough at Bramall Lane this afternoon and, from what Lage says, he has come to the club with a point to prove.
The attacking midfielder shouldn’t need much time to get up to full match fitness. He had a full preseason with Wolves and, as Lage mentioned, he put in a good display during the 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup last month
With Slavisa Jokanovic‘s side having struggled for goals at the start of the season, it will be hoped that Gibbs-White will be the catalyst that can light up the Blades’ attack.