By Dominic Toner
Wolves have completed the signing of youngster Morgan Gibbs-White, it was announced on Friday morning.
The Midlands giants confirmed on their official Twitter account that they had handed the 17-year-old his first professional contract.
The midfielder has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Molineux and will hope to impress senior manager Paul Lambert.
— Wolves (@Wolves) January 27, 2017
Gibbs-White has signed his deal on his 17th birthday and is regarded as an exciting prospect at Wolves.
The central midfielder made his senior debut on 7 January when he featured as a substitute in the 2-0 victory over Stoke in the FA Cup.
He will be hoping for another cup opportunity at the weekend as Wolves travel to Premier League giants in the FA Cup fourth-round.
Gibbs-White has featured regularly for the club’s Under-23s this season and is an attack-minded midfielder, scoring two goals in 11 appearances for them.
Football Insider verdict:
Wolves fans will be delighted that a youngster has agreed a professional deal with the club and he has shown a lot of potential. The 17-year-old has already featured in the first-team and there is a real belief he could make a breakthrough in the next couple of years. He is likely to get more opportunities if he continues to impress in the Under-23s set-up. However, Lambert must now turn his attention to bringing in some senior players as he looks to improve his squad. He will be desperate to push the Ben Marshall deal over the line and his beginning to put his own stamp on the squad.
In other Wolves transfer news, they are set to beat Premier League clubs to an attacker deal worth £10million-plus.