England Under 17’s remarkable World Cup victory has brought many young names to prominence within the last month. The scorer of England’s second goal in the final against Spain, on their way to a 4-2 victory was Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Morgan Gibbs- White, who has appeared on several Premier League sides radar according to The Sun, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
The young midfielder has had quite a year in 2017. Making his Wolves debut at just 16 years of age, in a 2-0 FA Cup victory against Stoke City, and appearing a further eight times for his club’s first team, the versatile 17-year-old has made an encouraging start to his footballing career.
Gibbs- White’s current Wolves contract is due to expire in the summer of 2019, and whilst negotiations are unable to take place for the time being, due to the Stafford born midfielder not reaching the age of 18 until the end of January, it is highly rumoured that the club are very keen to extend his deal when possible, to fend off any potential admirers.
Wolves are currently top of the Championship, and strong favourites with bookmakers to return to the Premier League, for the first since relegation in 2012. This may well prove to be a major factor in Gibbs- White’s thinking, should the West Midland side fail to gain promotion, given that the majority of his Under 17 England teammates are already at established Premier League sides.
Named the Wolves Academy Player of the Year in May 2017, during a recent interview in The Express and Star, Gibbs-White has been quoted as saying “Personally my targets would be to progress through the first team, try and get on the bench or make a start, try and play some cup games. “Hopefully I can carry on the way I played in the World Cup and bring it here.”