Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest have swooped for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White on a five-year contract for a club-record fee.
The 22-year-old came through Wolves’ academy and made his professional debut at the age of 16 against Stoke City in the FA Cup in January 2017.
After completing the 2016/17 campaign with seven Championship appearances to his name, Gibbs-White was part of current Forest boss Steve Cooper’s England team that won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in October 2017, scoring the equalising goal in the 5-2 victory over Spain to clinch silverware.
The highly-rated attacking midfielder also spent a year with Cooper on loan at Swansea City two seasons ago, while he helped Sheffield United reach the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs last term, finding the net on 12 occasions and adding 10 assists in 37 games, including the semi-final second leg against Forest.
In total, Gibbs-White amassed 88 outings for his boyhood club, mostly as a substitute, while he had played the full 90 minutes in both Premier League fixtures to start the 2022/23 season.
“It’s an amazing feeling to be here,” Gibbs-White told Forest’s website. “It’s a move that has been in the pipeline for a while and I’m happy to finally get it done and I can’t wait to get started.
“I have a fantastic relationship with the Head Coach and I believe that Forest is the perfect place for a fresh start and a new challenge.
“When I played here last season, the games were fun and entertaining and I had a good record scoring here at The City Ground, so hopefully I can continue that!
“The fans were incredible, particularly in the play-off semi final and I’ve never seen anything like that atmosphere. I can’t wait to get in front of the supporters.
“The number 10 has been my favourite since I was a little kid and this is the first time I’ve managed to wear it in my career, so I can’t wait to showcase it now.
“The club are heading in the right direction and you can see what the Head Coach wants to do. I believe in the project and we want to build something for the future.
“Playing for these supporters is going to be an incredible feeling that I don’t think I can describe. I just can’t wait to get my boots on and start playing.”