Newcastle a ‘better fit’ than Tottenham for Gibbs-White – Waddle

Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White would be better off joining Newcastle than Tottenham, according to Chris Waddle.

Spurs and the Magpies have both been linked with Gibbs-White but Waddle, who played for both clubs, believes a move to Tyneside would suit the player more.

Speaking to Genting Casino, Waddle said: “If he had to choose between Newcastle United and Tottenham, then I think Newcastle would be a better fit for him.

“He primarily plays in that number ten role or supporting the strikers, and I think he would compliment Newcastle’s midfield of Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton.

“With Maddison at Tottenham, I can’t see him playing in the role that he would want. Do Tottenham see Gibbs-White as more of a squad player or someone that can play in a number of positions?

“I can’t see him sitting on the bench at his next club, and there’s a danger that would happen if he joined Spurs. For me, he wouldn’t get into the team over James Maddison.”

Archie Gray ‘ideal’ for Spurs

But Leeds’ young midfielder Archie Gray would be “ideal” for Tottenham, Waddle believes.

Spurs are among the clubs linked with Gray after he impressed in the Championship last season.

“His best role is in central midfield, and I think that’s where he prefers to play. He’s an ideal Tottenham project,” said Waddle.

“Tottenham have a history of buying young players and giving them an opportunity. We’ve seen Tottenham make some very canny moves in the transfer market over the years with younger players.

“They can obviously see the potential that’s there, and it wouldn’t surprise me if Gray followed the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric by joining Real Madrid for a massive fee if he lives up to his potential.

“Tottenham can obviously see his potential. He was probably the pick of the Championship players in terms of his age and ability. I think he could easily step up to the level of the Premier League.”