Patrick Cutrone is enduring a bit of a nightmare at Valencia following his January loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Italian is spending the remainder of 2020/21 with the Spanish outfit after Wolves signed Willian Jose on loan.
Cutrone had returned to Molineux from Fiorentina after struggling for game time, and it seemed at one point he would be staying until the end of the season to provide cover for Raul Jimenez.
He did make a handful of appearances, but Jose was then signed and Cutrone headed to La Liga.
And since moving to los Che, the struggles have continued for poor Cutrone.
Calciomercato have reported – within an article titled ‘Cutrone in crisis’ – that the 23-year-old is fourth-choice striker under manager Javi Gracia.
It’s explained how Cutrone was once dubbed ‘the new Pippo Inzaghi’ before his move to England.
Since joining Valencia, Cutrone has made just three appearances totalling 41 minutes, meaning he is the least-used player in the whole squad following his arrival.
Even defensive midfielder Christian Oliva, who also signed on loan in January from Cagliari, has more minutes than him.
Cutrone needs fresh start somewhere in 2020/21
It’s hard to feel anything other than sorry for Cutrone.
Since leaving AC Milan in 2019 it’s just been struggle after struggle.
Clearly there is a player somewhere in there – Wolves didn’t spend £16 million (BBC Sport) on him for no reason, and obviously there were early comparisons to legendary poacher Inzaghi.
Arguably he never got given a proper chance at Wolves due to the quality of the more experienced Raul Jimenez.
Surely the best thing for him this summer would be to try and get a move back to his homeland where he was last successful, to try and get his career back on track.