Wolves winger Chem Campbell yesterday completed a loan move to Wycombe Wanderers.
The 20-year-old will be spending the rest of the 2022/23 season with the League One side.
Currently, Gareth Ainsworth’s side are sitting two points off the play-offs with 19 games to play. It’s an opportunity for Campbell to play a part in a push for promotion.
Campbell had a couple of chances to show what he’s all about at the start of the season for Wolves.
After making his debut against Newcastle United last season, Campbell got minutes against Leeds United, Manchester City, West Ham United and Chelsea in the Premier League.
His last league appearance came against Leicester City in the 4-0 defeat at Molineux.
His last appearance in any competition came against Gillingham in the Carabao Cup.
Competition is extremely strong for minutes in the wide areas.
Campbell has had to compete with the likes of Daniel Podence, Adama Traore, Hwang Hee-chan, Pedro Neto and Goncalo Guedes before he left to join Benfica on loan.
Wolves have moved to sign Matheus Cunha and Pablo Sarabia this month, so a loan move was always going to be likely.
Hobbs believes a move to Wycombe will be really good for Campbell, who signed a new contract earlier this season.
He said (Wolves official): “It’s an outstanding move. We’re really happy with the move for Chem, it’s a different type of football under a manager who knows the league and has good history of taking players on loan and developing them.
“For Chem to get out and play first-team football is exactly what he needs. He’s outgrown under-21 football and isn’t getting as many minutes as he’d like here, so we’re getting him out to get a good number of games, so he can come back in pre-season ready to go.”
A great move for Chem Campbell as winger joins Wycombe on loan
It is the right call from Wolves to get Campbell out on loan.
The youngster just wasn’t going to play first-team football following the arrivals of Cunha and Sarabia.
It’s Campbell’s first loan move of his career, and it will be a great experience for him down in League One, with a club that is chasing promotion.
Campbell regularly shines for the U21s and is definitely ready for the experience of senior football.