Scouting expert backs Wolves ace Chem Campbell to excel out on loan
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Football fans should be keeping an eye on Wolves Under-23 striker Chem Campbell this season as he’s ready for a big year, according to Dave Azzopardi.
Campbell, who scored nine goals and got nine assists in 19 appearances in the Premier League 2 during the 2021/22 season, has been picked out as the young player who is most exciting at the club and big things are being predicted for the Wales Under-17 ace.
Wolves are yet to make a first-team signing and while Campbell is coming off a great season, scouting expert Azzopardi believes he could benefit from a loan move to League One or the Championship this year before breaking into the first-team.
“Chem Campbell, he’s playing for the 23’s at the moment, he’s an attacker and he’s had a good season for the Under 23’s,” he told The Football Wonderkids.
“He’s started to add a lot more goals and assists to his game, and again another player who has been given first-team opportunities.
“He came off the bench against Newcastle a couple of months ago, had pre-season with the first-team. I think next year is going to be a big one for him.
“Wolves will try to get him into the first-team set up, or what I think he does need is a good loan whether that’s at League One level or even Championship.
“But he’s got a lot of potential. He’s a good player who’s been spoken about a few times. I know Nuno started him in a Carabao Cup game when he was 16 against Aston Villa, and he was one of those players that a lot of German clubs were looking at a few years ago.
“Very quick player, very direct, very skilful, and knows where the back of the net is. So like I said I think next year will be a big year for Chem.“
Campbell made his Premier League debut against Newcastle as a substitute back in April, featuring for 12 minutes.
He is currently training with the first-team in pre-season and scored in their first pre-season friendly win over Forest Green on Saturday July 3rd.
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