Wolverhampton Wanderers’ summer capture of former AC Milan youngster Patrick Cutrone has seen a mixed start to life for him at Molineux, but plenty of fans have been impressed with the 21-year-old’s effort and endeavour as he adjusts to life at the club, even if the goals haven’t yet been flowing.
Having arrived over the summer for a reported £16million, the Italian now has five starts to his name, with a further nine substitute showings, and he opened his club account back in mid-September as we were roundly beaten by Chelsea.
With Wolves now preparing for the weekend’s clash with Southampton on home soil with the Premier League returning after the October international break, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo was asked about how Cutrone was settling in with us and also, what he felt he brought to the side in terms of his gameplay.
Speaking to the Express and Star this week, Nuno was quite clear that despite the fans being impressed already, there was certainly far more to come from the young lad, and he appreciated he offered us something different up top.
“Yes. His characteristics, he’s a fighter, and we appreciate it. He’s been working very well for the team. He’s a player that brings a lot of energy when he goes on the pitch. You have to take advantage of it while expecting him to improve – keep growing as a player.”
Given his age and talent, he will undoubtedly improve as the week’s tick by and fans will be well aware that he’s still adjusting to life at Wolves, let alone a new country and we probably won’t see the best of him until next season really.