Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has seemingly ruled out another loan move for Patrick Cutrone, amid reports from Italy.
The striker has been making headlines over the past couple of days, with Gianluca Di Marzio reporting that there has been some interest from Serie A club Udinese about a possible loan move.
The arrival of Willian Jose on loan has seen Cutrone’s future thrown into some doubt.
The Italian has only just returned to the club following a failed loan spell with Fiorentina.
He had been due to spend the rest of 2020/21 with them, but was recalled a couple of weeks ago amid a lack of centre-forward options at Molineux.
It seemed as though Jose’s arrival had paved the way for him to head out on loan again, but Nuno’s comments suggest that won’t be happening.
He said at his pre-Chelsea press conference (via Birmingham Mail): “No we are not looking at that situation.
“Patrick has been recalled like everybody knows. He had his chance, he is working and he’s part of the group.”
Since returning to Wolves, Cutrone has made four appearances including one start against Chorley in the FA Cup last week. He is yet to score.
The right call
Cutrone could well still push for a move, but it seems Nuno wants him to stay put.
It would be the right decision to keep Cutrone at the club for the rest of the season, just in case anything were to happen to Fabio Silva or Willian Jose.
Wolves have had some bad luck with injuries this season – arguably the worst of Nuno’s reign to date – and so it would be sensible to keep hold of Cutrone.
Perhaps an exit of some kind can be sorted for him in the summer if the situation demands it.