When Patrick Cutrone joined the club in the summer, it was rumoured that it hurt the player very badly that AC Milan wanted to get rid of him.
Nearly six months on, the Italian forward – rated at £18m by Transfermarkt – has struggled to get a foothold in the season, though that doesn’t suggest he or the club aren’t happy with what’s going on at the current moment in time.
According to reports from Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), an option for the forward might be to join Fiorentina in the January transfer window. Allegedly, the player ‘might’ entertain an offer which would see him back in the Italian top-tier, with the side from Florence contemplating a loan offer for the 21-year-old.
While you can understand why the Italian international has been linked with a move away from Wanderers due to his reported discontent about having to leave Italy and the fact he hasn’t been playing much for his club, this move still looks like a non-starter.
Firstly, the 21-year-old has still had a look in so far and has managed to score some goals. His statistics aren’t particularly flattering, however, he has come in on in many of these games so the stats are slightly skewed. From his 23 games so far this season he has managed to score three goals and grab four assists, playing in every Europa League game as well as most of the Premier League ones, starting nine games overall.
Do you think we should give Cutrone more time?
Yes, he is young and learning
No, he hasn't impressed
But given that he has played 23 matches already this season, why would Wolves want to get rid of him? Looking at their squad, he is a comfortable back up to Raul Jimenez if anything happens to the Mexican, and considering the fact they are still in the FA Cup, Europa League and fighting it out at the top end of the Premier League, there’s a pretty good chance he is going to get a lot of game time.
Even if Cutrone does want a move, he doesn’t really have much of a mandate to ask for one considering that Wolves spent over £16m on him in the summer and he is featuring regularly. It’s not as if there has been a clear route for him to play with Jimenez is such electric form.