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Saints In Pole Position For Transfer Say The Rumour Mill
Tuesday, 31st May 2022 09:21

According to the latest stories on the media rumour mill, Saints are in pole position to sign a Premier League player who spent last year on loan in the Championship, find out here whether its Manchester United or Wolverhampton Wanderers that we are about to do business with.

Saints are being linked with a lot of players including James Garner of Manchester United who spent the last campaign with Nottingham Forest in their promotion push from the Championship.

But it is not Garner who Saints are said to be in pole position for, that honour falls to Morgan- Gibbs -White who spent the season just gone on loan at Sheffield United from his parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers, having spent half of the previous season at Swansea City.

His time in Wales was not good, he started just 4 games plus another as sub in his spell there although he was out for three months with a fractured foot, before being recalled by Wolves in January 2021.

His time at Sheffield United was more profitable and he was a key member of their side last season in the Championship, starting 33 games plus another 2 off the bench plus another two games in their play off semi finals that ended in ultimate defeat.

He scored 11 goals in the League plus another 1 in the play offs and also had 9 assists.

But it seems that his future does not lie at Molyneux and with the Blades failing to get promotion it is unlikely he would go back there.

At 22 he needs to be getting game time, at Wolves he has played 66 games in the Premier League, but 53 of them have been off the bench.

An attacking midfielder who during his career has always played in the centre of the park rather than the having the ability to play out wide, he is in essence an attacking player who sits in front of a defensive midfield duo or sits behind a loan striker.

Either way it would seem if Gibb-White signs then it is likely to see a change of tactic for Ralph Hasenhuttl.

So called reliable sources say that Saints are in the pole position to sign the player and are willing to meet Wolves valuation of £20 million.

Whether that turns out to be the case we will soon find out, but it does give us an indication as to where Ralph's thinking is for next season.

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Block8 added 09:36 - May 31
It says a lot about our academy players when we have to chase everyone else's!

IanRC added 09:45 - May 31
Anything rather than the over priced hyped Harry Winks

highfield49 added 10:39 - May 31
Whether MGW is the right signing or not it's encouraging that a goal scoring, attacking midfield player might be on the club radar. Also, completely agree with IanRC about Winks.

1885_SFC added 11:11 - May 31
He may well be a central attacking midfielder now... but by the time Ralph gets hold of him - he'll be playing right back... or probably in goal!

dirk_doone added 12:06 - May 31
I had a look at Wolves forums to see what they think of him. They see him as a 5th/6th choice midfielder there so he'll probably be a replacement for Smallbone here. At least they don't detest him like Spurs' fans do Winks.

I agree with the posters above: anybody but Winks.

Monksway added 17:19 - May 31
Hmmm. Four players minimum needed. GK CB, attacking midfield and striker. One on loan. So 2 x 20 mill plus 15 for keeper. 15 mill for Bednatek, 12 mill Redmond + 3 mill for Wallcott, Long etc. Rather see us sort out GK and CB first given the shortfall.

wrathoftazz added 19:50 - May 31
Great another championship player... thats worked out so well so far.

TeamCortese added 10:53 - Jun 2
Not a fan of MGW. He's at best a bench warmer. Whatever happened to the Brazilian player Tete we were linked with a few months ago?

I'm pretty sure his deal with Lyon was till the end of the season.

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