Due to the presence of Kevin Thelwell at Goodison Park, Everton are optimistic that they will defeat Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and Southampton to Morgan Gibbs-White, according to The Athletic.
That may come true as Everton intensifies its search for a midfielder who has become one of England’s most sought-after homegrown players thanks to his 12 goals, 10 assists, and a plethora of Man of the Match honours while on loan at Sheffield United.
It’s unclear why Wolverhampton Wanderers seem so eager to make a profit off of Gibbs-White. Bruno Lage’s Wolverhampton, after all, were one of only three Premier League teams to score fewer goals in 2021–2022.
Gibbs-White is prioritised by Southampton and Crystal Palace as well. However, according to The Athletic, Everton are quietly optimistic since director Thelwell and academy boss Gareth Prosser, who were both formerly at Wolves, have a great working relationship with a player whose Premier League debut has been long overdue.
Wolverhampton reportedly wants £30 million for him. A remarkable figure for a young player who has only made 10 Premier League appearances.
However, that is currently the asking price for talented young English footballers. In addition to acquiring a young footballer with an eye for goal, Everton would also be acquiring a player who could provide long-term solutions to the team’s problems in the attacking midfield.