Report shares bad transfer news for Leeds & Everton about 'talent' Gary Lineker praised

Nottingham Forest are closing in on a £40 million transfer deal for Leeds United and Everton target, Morgan Gibbs-White, from Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to a report.

The Telegraph claim that newly-promoted Forest, who are nearing a spend of £150 million this summer, are set to meet the asking price for Gibbs-White.

The 22-year-old was loaned out to Sheffield United last season, where ironically enough, his missed penalty helped Forest into the play-off final, before they sealed their long-awaited return by beating Huddersfield Town at Wembley.

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Steve Cooper’s side aren’t here to see the bright lights and admire those around them, but to compete and be serious about staying in the division, and if this Gibbs-White deal goes through, then it will be a club-record transfer for the club.

Forest haven’t been the only ones chasing Gibbs-White’s signature because this is now bad news for interested parties Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Everton.

They are set to miss out on the attack-minded player, who was once bigged up by Gary Lineker on Match of the Day, when he labelled him a ‘talent’ and told supporters to ‘remember the name’.

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Steve Cooper has worked with Gibbs-White before – at Swansea City – but the fact of the matter is that he still hasn’t produced the goods on the Premier League stage.

Gibbs-White started Wolves’ opening day defeat to Leeds on Saturday and from his 47 games in England’s top-flight, he has one goal and one assist.

There is no doubt that added English tax is on this possible £40 million transfer and a big risk from the newly-promoted side.

But whilst clubs like Leeds and Everton could have done with a player of Gibbs-White’s potential and presence in their team.

The talk in their boardrooms might be the fact that £40 million is well overpriced for the player, but then again, the market has gone crazy, inflated and there are no signs of it stopping.

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