Swansea City complete Morgan Gibbs-White loan deal

25th August 2020
First team
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Swansea City has completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance.

The 20-year-old has made 70 first-team appearances at Molineux, helping the club re-establish itself in the Premier League and playing a part in their Europa League adventure last season.

Gibbs-White becomes Swansea’s third signing ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, following the return of Freddie Woodman and the arrival of Korey Smith on a free transfer.

The move sees the attacking midfielder reunite with Swans head coach Steve Cooper, with the pair having worked together in the England age-grade set-up as the Three Lions won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.

Gibbs-White netted in the 5-2 final win over Spain, having also scored in the quarter-final success against the United States.

Recent Swans loanees Rhian Brewster, Conor Gallagher and Marc Guehi were all part of that World Cup-winning squad under Cooper.

At club level, Gibbs-White came through the Wolves academy having first joined the Midlands club as an eight-year-old.

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He capped his rise with a first-team debut as a substitute in an FA Cup tie against Stoke in 2017, when aged just 16.

Twelve months later he would play in both the original tie and the replay as the Swans edged the-then Championship side in the third-round of the same competition.

He made 13 league appearances over the remainder of the season as Nuno Espirito Santo led Wolves to promotion, and made his Premier League bow as a substitute in the draw against Everton on the opening day of the 2018-19 season.

Capped by England at every level between under-16 and under-21, Gibbs-White made 16 appearances in all competitions for Wolves last term, scoring in the Europa League win over Pyunik Yerevan.

He was in the matchday squads for the recent Europa League knock-out ties against Olympiacos and Sevilla.