An unlikely team has been recognised as someone who is interested in signing Wolves’ Patrick Cutrone.
This story has come just a few days after La Nazione reported that an ‘agreement’ had been reached between the player’s representatives and Fiorentina, however, it claims that nothing had been arranged between La Viola and Wolves.
The AS report says that Cutrone has been identified as a potential ‘future player’ for Atleti, and his ‘search for prominence’ could see him move on loan to the club in the January window.
Despite this, the same story claims that it’s pretty unlikely that Diego Simeone would decide to go down this route in January, and it’s more likely that he will go for players higher up on his priority list.
Do you think we should give Cutrone more time?
Yes, he is young and learning
No, he hasn't impressed
In all honesty, while you can see why Cutrone would be up for leaving for first-team football, it’s hard to see the purpose of joining Atletico. This season at Wolves, he has featured in 24 games overall, scoring three times, assisting four, therefore having seven goal contributions.
This is pretty decent considering that he has played just 860 minutes – less than 36 minutes per game – but not good enough to justify more first-team football.
With the games getting more important for Wolves as the season gets on, they will need as much of bulky squad as possible to ensure that they can keep firing in both the Premier League and the Europa League.
Obviously, with Raul Jimenez in such ferocious form, it was always going to be hard for Cutrone to start. However, you have to wonder how much football he would get at Atletico, where there is even more competition for those spaces.