Wolves forward Pedro Neto is a fan favourite at Molineux, and it’s safe to say that they have missed him in recent months as their struggles in front of goal have continued from last season into the current campaign.
Having scored just 28 goals in the Premier League under Bruno Lage, supporters will be hoping that Thursday’s 4-0 thrashing of Watford will be a sign of things to come in the next few weeks, and today’s clash against Everton will present the Old Gold with a chance to make hay against a struggling defence.
Wolves have been linked with a number of attacking options over the last year to try and improve their output in the final third – including Aston Villa loanee Philippe Coutinho – but there is one exciting young prospect who is already on Wolves’ books and is currently out on loan.
Theo Corbeanu has spent the season in League One, firstly with Sheffield Wednesday for the first half of the campaign – scoring two goals and supplying two assists – before moving to MK Dons, where he has contributed one goal and one assist.
Standing at 6 foot 2, the Canadian is an exciting prospect who has already made six appearances at international level, scoring two goals, and the striker may well feature in the World Cup later this year.
Averaging a solid 6.90 Sofascore rating in League One this season, Corbeanu could also help his current club MK Dons achieve promotion to the Championship, with Liam Manning’s side firmly in the hunt to go up. However, even if the 19-year-old doesn’t stay at the club next season should they achieve that feat, the second tier seems his most likely destination.
Wolves under-23 coach James Collins has previously heaped praise on the forward, saying in an interview last year with Birmingham Mail: “He’s athletic, tall, can head it, can defend, can dribble past people and score, he can shoot, he can pass, he’s both footed, he’s got a bit of everything.
“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.
Wolves will be hoping that Corbeanu has an impressive pre-season to hopefully give Lage a selection headache that he will appreciate. Neto may just have some competition for a place in the Old Gold first team next season…