What a signing Dominic Iorfa has turned out to be for Sheffield Wednesday.
When the full-back joined the Owls from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the January transfer window, not many of the club’s supporters would have predicted just how big of an impact that he would make in the second half of the season.
Despite being initially tipped as one of England’s finest young talents, a failure to break into Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad in the Premier League left Iorfa needing a fresh challenge where he could play regular first-team football.
Therefore, by opting to go to Wednesday, the 23-year-old knew that he would be given the chance to rebuild his career by Steve Bruce. After being made to wait for his first appearance for the club, Iorfa made an instant impact on his debut as he came off the bench to score a dramatic late equaliser against Rotherham United.
Since this dramatic cameo, the full-back has gone from strength to strength for the Owls with impressive performances against the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United allowing him to establish himself as a regular in the club’s starting eleven.
Having cost a reported fee of £500,000 to lure away from Wolves (via Sky Sports), it could be argued that Iorfa has already justified the money that the Owls paid for him over the past three months.
Although Wednesday are unlikely to secure a top-six finish this year, there is no reason why the Yorkshire-based outfit cannot launch a sustained bid for automatic promotion next season with Iorfa in their ranks.
An undeniably talented player, the England under-21 international has all the ingredients needed to become the latest in a long line of Hillsborough heroes.
What do you think Wednesday fans? How impressed have you been by Iorfa’s impact on your club since January? Could he become a Hillsborough hero in the future? Get in touch below.
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