Woverhampton Wanderers striker Patrick Cutrone has struggled to hit the ground running since joining Valencia on loan last month.

The Italian was sent to the Spanish club, after briefly being brought back to Molineux by his parent club after failing to get regular game time at Fiorentina.

He made a few appearances for Wolves in January, but was unable to prove himself worthy of being suitable cover for Raul Jimenez.

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The club went out and signed Willian Jose on loan from Real Sociedad, and the decision was then taken to send Cutrone away again, with a change in FIFA rules thanks to the pandemic permitting him to play for a third club in one season.

Cutrone’s time at Valencia has apparently been very underwhelming so far.

It’s explained by AS that the 23-year-old has not yet been able to gain the confidence of manager Javi Gracia.

He’s been afforded just 32 minutes so far in games against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, and was overlooked against Celta Vigo.

Wolves can expect to take hit

One has got to feel a little bit sorry for Cutrone.

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It’s really not been a good season for him, and it looks as though he’ll finish 2020/21 with a whimper.

He’ll just want to play football, and unfortunately he hasn’t had the trust of three managers this term.

The way things are going, Wolves won’t want to keep Cutrone, and can expect to take a big hit on the player after paying £16 million to sign him in 2019 (BBC Sport).

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