Wolves winger Theo Corbeanu is reportedly set to join Blackpool on loan
The Canada international has just returned to Compton Park after being a part of the club’s squad that went to Alicante.
Corbeanu got starts against Levante and Villarreal B, and also saw some minutes in the games with Deportivo Alaves and Besiktas.
Despite getting a fair bit of involvement, Corbeanu is not in the immediate first-team plans of Bruno Lage.
According to the Birmingham Mail, the club have now agreed to sanction his loan exit – with Blackpool poised to snap him up for the 2022/23 season.
It is stated that a move should be concluded swiftly.
Lancs Live report that the youngster is to have his medical today.
Blackpool’s Championship season gets underway this weekend, with their first game being against Reading. The Tangerines are hoping to get Corbeanu signed up with plenty of time to spare.
It is another good chance for Corbeanu to further his development, after spending time in League One last season.
He started off at Sheffield Wednesday, but Wolves then recalled him and sent him to MK Dons because the Owls’ system was not really suiting him.
Corbeanu recently stated that it was his goal to fight for a first-team place at Wolves.
But it seems he won’t be doing that this season, with club officials hoping another experience in the Football League will be more beneficial.
Loan move to Blackpool is right for Corbeanu with youngster needing minutes
It is the right call from Wolves to be sending Corbeanu on loan to Blackpool.
It will be a great experience for him to play in the Championship, which did wonders for the likes of Matija Sarkic and Morgan Gibbs-White and, to a lesser extent, Ryan Giles and Dion Sanderson last season.
Corbeanu is a raw talent, and his showings in Alicante did suggest that he’s not quite ready for the Wolves first-team.
U23s manager James Collins said of him in late 2020 (via Birmingham Mail): “Theo can be anything he wants to be. 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.”
Hopefully at Bloomfield Road he can play as much as possible, and learn to manage their system.
Corbeanu is hopeful of making Canada’s World Cup squad, so it is right that he’s making this move.