Wolves youngster Theo Corbeanu has his eyes firmly on the prize.

The 18-year-old forward has been a standout performer for the U23s this term, and the feeling is that his development could soon lead to a first-team chance.

That is something he wants, and the fact Nuno Espirito Santo has involved him in first-team training sessions is a positive sign for him.

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He was a part of the travelling squad to face Liverpool on Sunday, filling the ’19th man’ role, which would have been a good experience of a first-team matchday for the youngster.

The starlet, who is notable for having an impressive blend of technical and physical qualities, loves getting to rub shoulders with Nuno’s squad, and has spoken of his admiration for two players in particular.


He told The Athletic: “Training has been excellent. Every day training with them is a time to improve and work on my game.

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“Playing with such good players can only make you better. Both of them (Neto and Podence) I look up to. I think they’re outstanding players, I just hope I’ll be able to get to that level as soon as possible.”

Neto is only a couple of years older than Corbeanu and is perhaps a good example for the Canadian to follow.

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And £17 million signing Podence (BBC Sport) is also a fantastic player to watch if Corbeanu wants to improve his technical skills, with the diminutive forward a master at taking players on and working in tight spaces.

Hopefully, Corbeanu uses the fact Nuno brought him to Anfield as motivation to keep on improving and perhaps actual first-team minutes won’t be too far away if he keeps working hard for the U23s.

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