Wolves opinion: Why Wolves have struck gold by signing Patrick Cutrone
Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed Patrick Cutrone of AC Milan on a four-year deal from Serie A giants AC Milan. Wolves are in much need of depth in the forward areas after selling Ivan Cavaleiro and sending Helder Costa out on loan.
Cutrone has already earned a cap for his national side and this transfer will not go down well with some of the Milan faithful, as he is a homegrown player.
Cutrone has shown glimpses of great quality in the box but his best asset is his hardworking nature which will cause defenders all sorts of problems. His playing time was reduced considerably after the arrival of Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa.
Cutrone scored 9 goals last season in all competitions and registered two assists in a side that was bereft of creativity up front. He’s still quite young and Nuno Espirito Santo has shown a lot of faith in youth during his time at the Molineux.
Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota formed one of the best attacking partnerships in the Premier League last season but Nuno Espirito Santo will need someone else to fill their shoes if an injury is to arise.
Cutrone won’t have to worry about the creativity at Wolves, as he’s the sort of player who can create chances on his own and is the ultimate team player. Nuno Santo has built a real team ethic at Wolves and this move will not change that.
Wolves are heading into quite a difficult campaign, with their season starting earlier than most other Premier League teams due to the Europa League qualifiers. If they are to qualify for it, they’ll have even more games to play and a lot of travelling to do.
This makes it imperative that they bulk up their squad for the new season. Wolves also have a chance of breaking into the top-six or top-four if possible, with many of the big teams going through a transitional phase.
Nuno Santo has formed an identity at Wolves and will want to slowly add some quality to it.
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Wolves have a very tight squad but it’s full of quality. Cutrone could be the sort of player who might be the difference between either finishing outside or inside the top-seven.