Former Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone has been speaking about his time at Molineux, admitting his loan spells were not beneficial for him.
Cutrone joined Wolves from AC Milan for a reported £16 million back in 2018 (BBC Sport).
There was a lot of hype surrounding the deal at the time, with Wanderers having landed one of the brightest young talents in Serie A.
But Cutrone would fail to live up to his billing at Molineux.
Unfortunately for Cutrone, Raul Jimenez quickly established himself as a key player under Nuno Espirito Santo, so chances were few and far between for the Italian.
He had a number of loan spells in the last couple of years.
Cutrone tried to rediscover his mojo at Fiorentina, Valencia and Empoli, but struggled at all three clubs.
He scored a combined eight goals in 72 games for those clubs.
And for Wolves, he only scored three in 28.
The striker has been reflecting on his time with the club, and believes putting his faith in the loan scheme did not pay off for him.
He told La Provincia: “First of all I want to say that I don’t blame anyone.
“Having said that, my fundamental problem is that I have often gambled on the loan scheme. And it is not the ideal condition to be valued. Continuity for an attacker is essential.”
Earlier this summer, Cutrone finally ended his Wolves nightmare by joining his hometown club Como in Serie B.
The Shropshire Star reported Como only paid Wolves a nominal fee with add-ons.
It just didn’t work out for Patrick Cutrone at Wolves
Clubs cannot be successful all the time when it comes to bringing in players.
Wolves have done some tremendous business in the transfer market over the years. But Cutrone turned out to be a bad deal by the club.
It is a shame that he never really got going at Molineux.
Jimenez was a far superior player and then when Cutrone did come into the side he did not take his chance.
The loan spells were an opportunity for him to prove himself to Wolves officials. But the fact he struggled each time was an indicator that it was time to let him go.
Hopefully he can rediscover his mojo at Como and perhaps eventually get himself back into Serie A.