Young winger Theo Corbeanu has his sights set on a return to the Wolves first-team.
The 19-year-old is currently on a season-long loan with League One side Sheffield Wednesday.
It has been a mixed start so far for the talented youngster.
He hasn’t really featured too much. In total, he has made eight appearances for the Owls and had 376 minutes on the pitch, which averages out at 47 minutes per appearance.
We’re now in another international break, and Corbeanu will be a relatively happy man after grabbing his first league goal for the club recently against Sunderland.
He also made an assist in that game, and will surely be in contention for more starting opportunities once club football resumes. Indeed, he did start the club’s last game in the FA Cup against Plymouth.
Corbeanu says he is keen to continue putting in performances like against the Black Cats and admits he already has his eye on returning to Wolves.
He told the club’s official website: “That is the goal, and I have high hopes for it. At the end of the day, I’m a Wolves player, and I’ve come on loan to shine and show what I’m capable of. However, I’m also here to build and learn. I’d like to return to Wolves as a better player.
“I believe that this league can do that for me right now because it is very physically demanding. And, as I previously stated, there’s the pressure. So, with all of this, I believe it is ideal preparation for the Premier League.”
After handing Corbeanu his Premier League debut against Tottenham Hotspur back in May, former manager Nuno Espirito Santo did call on the Canadian to ‘become stronger’.
It seems Corbeanu believes his move is currently helping him to do that.
Corbeanu wants Wolves first-team return and can use loan to send message to Lage
Clearly, Corbeanu wants to turn out for Wolves in the Premier League again.
That’s good to hear, but it’s on him to prove to Bruno Lage that he is worthy of a place in his squad.
It was right that he went out on loan for this season.
Corbeanu is a brilliant talent, who could become very exciting indeed if he brings the physical side of his game up to scratch.
His stint in League One should help him to do that. Hopefully he’s back in that first-team as a squad option next season.