Nottingham Forest are poised to make Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White the 10th most expensive Englishman of all time as they look to finalise a £44.5m deal for the 22-year-old in a move that would make him their 16th signing of the summer.
The newly promoted side have agreed a deal with Wolves that consists of a £35m guaranteed fee, plus add-ons, which could reach £44.5m and take Forest’s spending north of £150m, and make them the second highest-spending Premier League side, and take them above the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona around Europe.
Gibbs-White spent last season on loan in the Championship with Sheffield United, making 35 appearances as he notched 11 goals and 9 assists for the Blades, helping them to a play-off semi-final before he missed a vital penalty in the shoot-out defeat against, ironically, Nottingham Forest.
He has played the full 90 minutes in both of Wolves’ opening two Premier League clashes, and has made 48 top-flight appearances, largely as a substitute.
The Englishman will be the 16th signing of the Nottingham Forest era, by far the biggest squad turnover in Europe this summer as Steve Cooper looks to create a squad able to challenge in the Premier League.
The most expensive Englishman of all time
Jack Grealish (£105.75m, Manchester City, 2021)
Harry Maguire (£78.3m, Manchester United, 2019)
Jadon Sancho (£76.5m, Manchester United, 2021)
Ben White (£52.5m, Arsenal, 2021)
Raheem Sterling (x2)
John Stones (£50m, Manchester City, 2016)
Aaron Wan Bissaka (£50m, Manchester United, 2019)
Kyle Walker (£47.4m, Manchester City, 2017)
Ben Chilwell (£45.18m, Chelsea, 2020)
Morgan Gibbs-White (£44.5m, Nottingham Forest, 2022)