West Ham United starlet Kai Corbett is on trial at Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers and scored for the Midland club on Wednesday night.
If the 18-year-old forward wants to earn a contract at Molineux, he is certainly going about things in the right way.
After missing a number of presentable opportunities during a 1-1 draw with Burnley’s U23s on the weekend, Corbett made up for that with a goal in Wednesday night’s 3-2 Premier League Cup triumph over Exeter City.
While a well-taken finish may have been the icing on the cake, the rest of Corbett’s performance was fairly tasty too.
An intelligent flick set up fellow forward Chem Campbell for a goal of his own, with the 18-year-old carving out a number of chances for his grateful teammates.
A taker and a creator of chances, do not be surprised if Wolves seize an opportunity to snap up a player who has been part of West Ham’s academy since 2014.
Is Kai Corbett set to leave West Ham for Wolves?
Corbett, a Cristiano Ronaldo fanatic who identifies ‘finishing’ as his greatest asset, produced nine goals and five assists for the Hammers at youth level last season.
According to Transfermarkt, he is still a West Ham player as things stand, although the fact that he has been allowed to join Wolves on trial suggests that the London giants will not stand in his way should he wish to embark on a fresh start elsewhere.
This comes at a time when two former West Ham starlets are enjoying a superb run of form in the Football League.
Dapo Afolayan is earning comparisons with the legendary Jay-Jay Okocha at Bolton Wanderers, while Anthony Scully has nine goals and three assists in just ten games for Lincoln City, producing a performance against Cambridge United last weekend that has to be seen to be believed.