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Wolves youngster Theo Corbeanu says he looked up 'phenomenon' Sebastian Giovinco

Young Wolves forward Theo Corbeanu has revealed Sebastian Giovinco was the man he looked up to before heading to Molineux.

The 18-year-old has conducted a great interview with 101 Goals in which he discussed many things from his earlier playing days to his hopes as a youth player at Wolves.

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Corbeau is now really beginning to shine for the U23s, after catching the eye for the U18s last season.

The Ontario-born starlet, who has represented Romania at youth level but has declared his allegiance to Canada, has been one of the standout performers for James Collins’ side and hopes are high for him to get a promotion to the first-team at some point in the future.

Corbeanu is an interesting player; he stands at 6ft 2in tall but is arguably more technical than he is physical.

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And it seems that technical quality may have been influenced by former Juventus wizard Giovinco, who has 23 caps for Italy.

Corbeanu said of the now 33-year-old Al Hilal player: “I always looked up to Sebastian Giovinco. He was like a phenomenon in the MLS.

“I loved his style of play and I think everyone did. He was definitely very special to me because I had never seen anything like that come to the MLS and obviously being in Canada, being able to see that was unbelievable.”

Corbeanu has hopefully paid close attention

Giovinco was certainly a quality player in his heyday.

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The 5ft 3in star was quick, versatile and technically gifted, and often found it easy to dart past defenders.

If Corbeanu continues to channel Giovinco’s style, he could become a pretty frightening prospect being the height that he is.