Date: 28th December 2019 at 7:00am
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Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Patrick Cutrone is allegedly eager to move away from the Black County in January and move back to Serie A, according to reports.

Calciomercato have reported that the 21-year-old is wanting to start playing regular football again, and is keen on a move to Fiorentina who are said to have interest in the forward.

Despite appearing in 24 games in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt, he has only played 860 minutes of first-team football – averaging less than 36 minutes played in all of those games.

On the flip side, the Florence-based side are reportedly searching for a striker to try and give them more of an attacking threat for the second half of the season, so it could be a fit for both of those parties.

A party it won’t necessarily suit is Wolves. After paying £16.2m for the Italian forward from AC Milan, he has been a useful second option for the club and they will not want to lose him.

With Nuno Espirito Santo preferring a 3-4-3 this season, there doesn’t seem to be much space for Cutrone alongside £34.2m signing Raul Jimenez.

Do you think we should give Cutrone more time?

Yes, he is young and learning

Yes, he is young and learning

No, he hasn't impressed

No, he hasn't impressed

Cutrone simply hasn’t been able to get the football that he desires, and you can’t really blame him for wanting more, but at the same time, he doesn’t really have much of a mandate to ask to leave the club.

When joining, he was aware that Raul Jimenez would be at the club so he knew that it would be tough to play every match. He has still played 24 games, and with Wolves still fighting it out in the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup, he is bound to be called upon again this season.

It would be really surprising to see Cutrone leave the club this winter as Wolves have no reason to sell him. At the moment he looks an appropriate replacement for Jimenez and he has only been there for around six months, so it just wouldn’t really make sense for a player that is still settling in.