Fiorentina and Wolverhampton Wanderers have a long way to go before a deal is nailed out for Patrick Cutrone, according to reports.
The 22-year-old’s departure from Molineux has been talked about muchly over the past few weeks, with a move back to Serie A looking pretty imminent.
However, the latest report from Italian outlet Tutto Mercato (via Inside Futbol) suggests that the two clubs are far away in reaching an agreement due to differences over the figures of the deal.
Allegedly, the Serie A side are not willing to spend big in this window, which is causing complications over a move happening.
The report suggests that talks about the potential of an 18-month loan deal with an option to buy had been discussed, but at the moment nothing has been agreed, though both sides continue to negotiate.
Would you sell Cutrone in January?
If we can source a replacement
No - he has a lot of potential
Yes, cash in
It is said that Wolves are willing to let the Italian depart, but they want to ensure they can get as much of their money as possible.
It was deemed a bit of a coup when the club managed to bring Cutrone in for £16m in the summer, however, it seems the form of Raul Jimenez has been one of his biggest problems as he can’t find his way in the team.
Since Wolves faced Southampton on October 19, Cutrone has played just 13 minutes in the league, so you can understand where his frustrations are coming from as a 21-year-old.
Overall, from his 24 appearances, he has three goals and four assists – not a terrible return considering he has just 860 minutes under his belt for the entire season. That works out to a goal or assist for every 123 minutes.
If it wasn’t for Raul Jimenez being almost undroppable then he might have found himself featuring more frequently for the club. With Jimenez scoring 17 goals and registering nine assists in his 31 games this season – averaging a goal or assist every 99 minutes – his importance is unequivocal.
Therefore, if Cutrone isn’t interesting in biding his time to get into the first-team, then you can understand why the two parties have agreed that it might be best if he moved elsewhere, even if that is what fans don’t really want to hear.