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‘In depth discussions’ – Jobi McAnuff assesses January player decision involving Sheffield United: Exclusive



Discovery+ and Quest pundit Jobi McAnuff has suggested that serious talks will be held about Morgan Gibbs-White’s future at Sheffield United in the lead up to the January transfer window.

Gibbs-White joined the Blades on a season long loan deal from Wolves on the final day of the summer transfer window, and has gone on to impress at Bramall Lane.

The attacking midfielder has already scored four goals and provided two assists in ten league games for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side, winning him plenty of plaudits in the process.

But while the 21-year-old has certainly helped Sheffield United so this season, the Blades could soon face an issue with regards to his future.

Wolves do hold the option to recall the midfielder from his loan with the Blades, and there have been some questions as to whether they could trigger that off the back of his recent form.

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Now it seems as though McAnuff believes that there will be plenty to discuss for those involved in the deal before a decision is made, and that remaining at Bramall Lane could suit Gibbs-White if it guarantees him regular football.

Asked whether Wolves should be considering a recall for Gibbs-White when they have the option to do so in January, the former Watford and Reading midfielder exclusively told Football League World:

“Yeah, I’m sure Sheffield United fans won’t thank me for saying it, but I was very surprised that Wolves actually let him out in the first place.

“Possibly having a new manager in there, and Morgan Gibbs-White’s desire to go out and play, I have to commend, because he could probably have stuck around and he might not have played as much as he’d like to and I love it when players want to go out and play regularly.

“So I think it might be a slight concern (f0r Sheffield United). From his point of view though, he can have a real frank conversation with everybody at Wolves and say he probably feels he’s developing as a player by playing regularly.

“I feel from his point of view he’d want to go back and be involved if he was going to go back, and not go back and just make up the numbers.

“I think Wolves will be happy with his progress, but ultimately he’s still a Wolves player and he’s been fantastic, so I’m sure there will be some in depth discussions when that January call-back option comes around.”

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UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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