Nottingham Forest has finally reached an agreement on a club record deal to sign Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves. Costing £35 million plus add-ons, the winger will sign a five-year contract with the City Ground after undergoing a medical on Thursday. Wolves have previously rejected a number of bids for the winger but have accepted the latest offer.
Gibbs-White has been Steve Cooper’s main attack target all summer and the Forest manager will be relieved to bring in a player he previously worked with at Swansea and England’s youth teams.
The 22-year-old impressed in the Championship on loan at Sheffield United last season, although he happened to take the penalty, saved by Brice Samba, which saw Forest reach the play-off final.
Despite his first two games of the season with Wolves, they have allowed the attacker to leave for Forest due to his desire to work under Cooper again, making him the club’s 16th signing since promotion. It will be the club’s second time breaking their transfer record this summer, having previously paid £17.5million to take over Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin.
The arrival of Gibbs-White means Forest will not pursue a deal for Brighton’s Neal Maupay, despite making an offer for the striker last week.