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Patrick Cutrone can take inspiration from Wolves teammate Leander Dendoncker

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Patrick Cutrone can take inspiration from Wolves teammate Leander Dendoncker

Patrick Cutrone joined Wolverhampton Wanderers for £16million (BBC) in the summer and he shouldn’t be too disheartened by a slow start at Molineux.

The 21-year-old striker has made the move to English football and is providing extra competition in attack.

He’s a highly-rated talent that scored 27 goals in 90 senior games for his former club AC Milan and may have expected to hit the ground running at his new side.

Cutrone has looked decent when he’s been involved for Wolves, with three assists in just five appearances across all competitions.

But the centre-forward is yet to net his first goal and most importantly he’s started just one match.

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Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has a track record for slowly integrating players in at Molineux and Cutrone should only look at teammate Leander Dendoncker for some confidence.


The 24-year-old central midfielder arrived last summer as a bright talent, but spent most of the first half of last season watching from the sidelines.

He had to be patient for his opportunity, but he went on to become an ever-present in the second half of the campaign and he’s featured in all eight games so far this season.

The Belgian certainly benefited from a slow transition into the team and he’s now an integral member.

It can take time to get up to the high demands Nuno sets and Cutrone has the added complication of having quality attackers Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez ahead of him in the pecking order.

But the Italian striker appears to have great potential and Nuno has shown he’s an expert in getting the best out of players with his methods.

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