Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers could be about to sign AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone, as Milan look to reshape their attacking options.
The 21-year-old striker has lost his place in the Milan side to Polish sensation Krzysztof Piatek, with 27 of his 43 league and cup outings last season coming from the substitutes bench.
He still managed to find the back of the net nine times, but it was a season of disappointment considering he scored 18 goals during 2017-18. Now, he could be about to leave Milan despite having a contract until 2023.
TuttoMercatoWeb claimed earlier this year that Tottenham were considering Italy Under-21 international Cutrone, while CalcioMercato claim Milan are looking for £22.5million for the Italian striker’s signature.
Wolves have already signed Raul Jimenez on a permanent basis for a fee in the region of £30million, while also boasting impressive Portuguese striker Diogo Jota.
TBR’s view – Cutrone would not be first choice at Wolves
Mexican star Jimenez shone on loan at Wolves last season as the club’s attacking spearhead, especially alongside Jota during the second half of the campaign.
Jota’s pace and ability on the counter attack makes him first choice, while Cutrone is similar to Jimenez in terms of offering a physical presence as a number nine. It would make Cutrone a back-up striker.
With that in mind, Cutrone may opt against a move to Wolves.