Excitement as Crystal Palace looks ready to break their transfer record as team set to Pull-off £30m signing to Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace have been heavily linked with Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White in recent weeks, although the likes of Everton, Southampton and Nottingham Forest are also said to be keen.
The Old Gold have reportedly put a £30m price tag on the 22-year-old midfielder, who is being tipped to star in the Premier League next season after a superb spell on loan with Sheffield United in the Championship.
In a recent interview with Football FanCast, journalist Pete O’Rourke shared his thoughts on Gibbs-White’s future.
He said: “I think his form at Sheffield United showed just how much potential the player has and he has attracted interest from a number of other Premier League clubs.
“I think Everton, Southampton and Nottingham Forest, so it’s going to be a real battle for his signature and it might take a big money offer for Palace to get him and we could end up seeing them breaking their transfer record.”
Although he is yet to make much of an impression for Wolves’ first team, contributing just three goals and one assist in 86 appearances for the Old Gold, his performances last season suggest that he is more than ready for the Premier League.
The young midfielder was named Sheffield United’s player of the season as they lost in the playoffs, with his 12 goals and ten assists a big factor behind their impressive season.
Palace last broke their transfer record when they signed Christian Benteke from Liverpool in 2016 for £27m, and while he has undoubtedly been a valuable player over the years, the Eagles might be hoping that Gibbs-White proves to be a better investment.
Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp was full of praise for the midfielder last season, saying:
“I think he will play in the Premier League.
“He’s got so much quality. I love playing with him, he creates a lot for me. He’s disappointed tonight, feels he should have had more goals, but his goal is incredible.”
Therefore, Palace fans will be hoping that Gibbs-White does make the move to Selhurst Park this summer and lives up to his potentially record-breaking transfer fee.