Wolverhampton Wanderers appear to have a budding superstar on their hands in young Morgan Gibbs-White.
The 18-year-old was selected to start against Chelsea on Wednesday evening, and produced a brilliant performance at Molineux that oozed confidence.
Gibbs-White was deployed on the right wing but often came inside to cause the Blues’ problems.
He laid on an assist for Raul Jimenez’s goal during the 2-1 win, and drew many plaudits after the game.
He’ll certainly have given Nuno Espirito Santo a few things to think about ahead of the next game against Newcastle United on Sunday.
It might even extend beyond that, with Wolves supposedly targeting Alex Pritchard of Huddersfield Town.
Wolves need not move for Pritchard now
As reported by The Daily Mirror (liveblog Dec 6 14:18), Wolves are keen to snap up Pritchard, who has been with the Terriers since January 2018 after signing from Norwich City for a fee in the region of £14 million (The Daily Mail).
Pritchard is a long-standing transfer target for Wolves, who first wanted to sign the attacking midfielder five years ago.
The emergence of Gibbs-White should force Nuno to reconsider moving for Pritchard.
So far the teenager has demonstrated amazing ability in the Premier League and is surely the man Santo should be trying to involve.
Gibbs-White is best suited to playing as an attacking midfielder, and signing Pritchard could have a negative impact on his development.