Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has hailed forward Patrick Cutrone and believes he will keep improving.
The 21-year-old moved to Molineux in the summer from AC Milan and has arrived to provide competition in the attacking areas.
He’s chipped in with four assists in his opening 14 Wolves games across all competitions, while his only goal came in a Premier League defeat to Chelsea.
The Italian striker is competing alongside teammates such as Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota and Pedro Neto for a spot in the XI.
Cutrone has shown some excellent strengths so far, with his overall hold up play and also his movement in the box looking top notch.
But there are question marks over his finishing at present and the youngster should feel disappointed with his goal return.
“Yes [he brings something different to the table]. His characteristics, he’s a fighter, and we appreciate it,” Nuno said about Cutrone, as quoted by the Express and Star.
“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.”
It’s easy to forget that Cutrone is still aged just 21 and his best years are definitely in front of him.
There has certainly been enough so far in his performances to suggest he can be an important Wolves player this season and manager Nuno will be forced to rotate frequently to cope with domestic and European competitions.
Cutrone needs to start taking his chance in the box when they come his way, but most importantly he looks a creative threat and has a tremendous work-rate that has already won fans over.