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Newcastle United prepare mega offer for Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White

Newcastle United are poised to make a significant change to their first-team lineup this winter, eyeing Nottingham Forest‘s Morgan Gibbs-White as a potential replacement for one of their key players.

The Magpies are gearing up for the imminent departure of Miguel Almiron, who is rumored to be making a lucrative move to the Saudi Pro League. Recent reports from British media have strongly linked Almiron with a substantial transfer to Al-Shabab in the coming days.

Morgan Gibbs-White
Morgan Gibbs-White

In the summer of 2022, Gibbs-White made a noteworthy move to Nottingham Forest, inking a five-year deal that saw him become the recipient of a club record transfer fee amounting to 29.5 million euros, with the possibility of an additional 20 million euros in add-ons.

During his stint with Nottingham Forest, Morgan Gibbs-White showcased his prowess, featuring in 60 games, where he notched up an impressive tally of 8 goals and contributed 11 assists to his team’s cause.

On the international stage, Gibbs-White donned the England U21 jersey for 18 appearances, finding the back of the net three times in the process.

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According to sources cited by The Sun, Newcastle are carefully considering Morgan Gibbs-White as the ideal candidate to fill the void left by Almiron. Manager Eddie Howe is known to be an ardent admirer of Gibbs-White’s skills and believes that he can extract the maximum potential from the talented midfielder.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United

While Forest are reluctant to part ways with such a pivotal player, their current league position coupled with financial fair play (FFP) concerns may force the club’s board to greenlight a substantial transfer deal. The looming FFP danger has added a layer of complexity to Forest’s decision-making process, potentially paving the way for Gibbs-White’s departure.

As Newcastle United looks to strengthen its squad for the challenges ahead, the potential acquisition of Morgan Gibbs-White could inject fresh energy and creativity into their midfield, providing a seamless transition amidst the departure of Almiron.

The winter transfer window promises to be an intriguing period for both clubs involved, with the spotlight firmly on the future endeavors of these talented footballers.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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