Date: 24th September 2019 at 10:48am
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EXCLUSIVE

Darren Bent has suggested that rival sides are already sniffing around Wolves starlet Morgan Gibbs-White after breaking through into the senior side at Molineux.

The former Aston Villa and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 19-year-old midfielder shone through with his performances last season and that he expects the youngster to push on with his development.

Gibbs-White played a total of 31 games for Wolves’ first-team during the 2018/19 campaign, 26 of those coming in the Premier League.

Bent says that while Wolves will be desperately hoping they can keep him on board for the foreseeable future, other teams are likely keeping a close eye on his development ahead of a potential transfer raid.

Bent told Football Insider: “I like him, he impressed me last season and I expected him to kick on this season. It’s tough to get youngsters in, it’s hard. You think to yourself; ‘When are you going to get youngsters in?’

“I think they (Premier League rivals) will be sniffing around him now, Wolves will be desperate to hang on to him because he’s a good youngster and they can’t be seen as letting young kids leave.” 

Gibbs-White, who can play in a variety of positions across the midfield, has a total of 60 first-team appearances under his belt since coming through the youth system at Molineux, his debut coming in the FA Cup back in January 2017.

This season has seen him play a squad role for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, featuring six times from a possible 13 across all competitions, four of which have come in the starting XI.

In other Wolves news, Football Insider can reveal that the club are plotting a transfer raid for a Leeds star after seeing multiple offers rejected.