The Daily Mail have claimed that West Ham United are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White in the coming months – who has entered the final two years of his contract.
An England Under-21 international, Gibbs-White has already clocked up 70 senior appearances for Wolves despite being just 20 years of age. However, his rate of appearances have stalled over the past season.
Indeed, Gibbs-White has played just 16 games in all competitions this season. The Hammers need midfielders, even after the permanent signing of Tomas Soucek – along with Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Jack Wilshere.
Certainly, Gibbs-White could be on the look out for a new club with Joao Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker and Ruben Neves proving difficult to break past. It remains how much he would cost, or if West Ham want a loan.
TBR’s view – Gibbs-White an exciting prospect
But is he good enough to start for West Ham? Declan Rice looks unlikely to leave the Hammers this summer and with Tomas Soucek alongside him, they have sorted their holding midfield positions.
It is the more advanced number 10 role that needs altering. Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini are expected to be sold as per the Standard – and Gibbs-White could do a job in that role. But surely he would not be first choice?