One-time Imps target Theo Corbeanu is set to be recalled by Wolves after a stay at Sheffield Wednesday.
This might not seem interesting, but I have it on good authority that the Canadian international was on our radar this summer, and we got very close to luring him to Sincil Bank. He can play anywhere across the front three, and he certainly fits our style of play. Reports suggest both us and Crewe were after his signature, but Sheffield Wednesday got the player. His move hasn’t worked out there, much to the ire of Owls fans, and he’s set to be recalled and loaned out to another club. MK Dons are being mentioned, but if we’ve shown an interest before, why not again?
It is believed that Wolves are not happy with the amount of playing time the winger has got, and Darren Moore’s comments before our game didn’t help. He said “There are still aspects of his game that he needs to work on. It’s a first-time loan for him and the first time he’s come into a club with our structure.” He came on late in our fixture and I thought he looked excellent, really direct and aggressive on the ball, with a raw power we’d like to have seen from another Premier League loanee who recently returned to his parent club.
At present, MK Dons looks likely to be his destination, but Corbeanu is definitely one who has been through our rigorous transfer process and is firmly (or was firmly) on our radar. Even with Morgan Whittaker arriving, we need players like Corbeanu to not only come into the side, but be ready to play games. Width has been massively lacking in recent weeks, as has the penetration of opposition defences, both those which are stubborn and those that really should have been breached on multiple occasions.
Corbeanu certainly ticks a lot of the boxes. He joined Wolves from Toronto and has been capped by Romani at U17 and U8 level, before opting to play for Canada. He’s played a role in Canada’s current World Cup qualifying campaign, which sees them close to securing only their second-ever place at a World Cup finals, and he appeared for them in the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. Such is his impact, he was recently named the 2021 Canada Soccer Youth Player of the Year. He’s played 18 times for Sheff Weds, scoring twice, and is certainly rated by their fans.
In the absence of any real, solid rumours, this is just one to keep the Nick Oxberrys of the world away from his ‘send message to Gary’ button which he only tends to press around a transfer window!