Dominic Iorfa has made a stunning start to his career at Hillsborough, hasn’t he Owls fans?
The full-back joined Sheffield Wednesday in the January transfer window from Wolverhampton Wanderers and made an immediate impact on Steve Bruce’s side, scoring on his debut against Rotherham United last month. Since his first appearance, Iorfa has continued his impressive form in front of goal by finding the back of net against Derby County and Blackburn Rovers, playing an integral role in the Owls’ recent resurgence in the Championship.
Wednesday are now just two points below the play-off positions and could secure a top-six finish if they continue their recent run until the end of the season in May. If they are to do this, they may consider moving Iorfa into a more advanced position if he continues to provide a threat in-front of goal. Although he has played at right-back throughout his career, a switch to midfield wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary.
Following his switch to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, Gareth Bale transformed from being a left-back to one of the world’s most dangerous forwards whilst a more recent example would be Ryan Sessegnon at Fulham. The teenager experienced a break-out season at Craven Cottage last year, moving to left-wing where he terrorised defenders in the Championship, playing a crucial role in helping his side achieve promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.
Whether Iorfa follows in the footsteps of these two players and transitions into a midfielder remains to be seen but one thing that is for certain is that he will be giving his all to try and secure a trip to Wembley at the end of the 2018/19 campaign. The 23-year-old certainly has the ability to play at the top level and Wednesday could provide him with the opportunity to. However, if he continues his brilliant individual form but doesn’t achieve promotion in the coming years, the Owls may not be able to keep hold of him.
Internationally, Iorfa could have a major decision to make in the near future. Currently available for selection for England after representing them at U18, 19 and 21 level, he could consider a switch of allegiance to Nigeria as his father played for the country during his professional career.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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