Sampdoria are reportedly interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Patrick Cutrone.
The Italian is expected to depart Molineux this summer, three years after signing for the club.
The move just hasn’t worked out for him.
He was behind Raul Jimenez in his first season, and halfway through his second term he left to join Fiorentina.
He was supposed to spend 18 months there. But the 23-year-old was recalled by Wolves in January of this year to provide cover for the injured Jimenez.
Cutrone spent a couple of weeks back in the Black Country, before being shipped out on loan to Valencia, where he again hardly played.
His lack of minutes of late seemingly hasn’t put Sampdoria off though.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, they are keen to bring in a younger striker who can rotate with the 38-year-old Fabio Quagliarella.
Hopefully a deal can be done
Sampdoria sounds like a good move for Cutrone.
He wants out of Wolves, and the club need to get him off the books.
He reportedly earns £63,000-a-week (Spotrac) which actually makes him one of the highest earners at the club.
Those wages need shifting, so if Bruno Lage doesn’t have plans to use him regularly, club officials must be prepared to take an inevitable hit.