Theo Corbeanu is an ‘outstanding’ prospect according to a Wolves coach. The teenager is training with the first-team but they expect January offers.
Theo Corbeanu is a name we might all have to remember. The Canadian is a bright prospect in Wolves’ academy system and it appears he’ll be playing senior football before long.
“Theo can be anything he wants to be,” said coach James Collins, per Birmingham Live. “He’s an outstanding prospect. But, and there’s always a but with these players, he’s got to learn to play within the system and play with the others, adapt his game for different scenarios and situations.”
The article goes on to say that Nuno Espirito Santo is well aware of Corbeanu and his potential. The 18-year-old trains regularly with the first-team, they say, alongside many U23 teammates.
Academy boss Scott Sellars believes Corbeanu’s ability will lead to plenty of January loan offers.
“I have no doubt that come January we’re going to have lots of enquiries from people wanting to take him on loan because of how he’s performing,” said Sellars.
Corbeanu certainly faces a tough task to break into Wolves’ first-team, so perhaps a loan works best. The Canadian is showing an ability to play both out wide and as a centre-forward, which certainly helps his case. The more positions he can play, the more likely he is to get a chance, after all.
But Wolves have some very exciting – and young – players in those roles. It again adds up to a loan move, hopefully into the Championship. A decent one could propel Corbeanu to another level closer to his ‘outstaning’ potential.