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Report: Villarreal showing interest in Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone

La Liga outfit Villarreal are reportedly now in the hunt to sign Wolves star Patrick Cutrone.

Sky Sports have claimed (via Get Spanish Football News) last season’s Europa League winners are keen to snap up the Italian, who is the only man to score in the Bruno Lage era so far.

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The 23-year-old featured for Wolves at the weekend against Real Betis, and scored the winner by converting Nelson Semedo’s low cross.

That goal came amid continued speculation about his future.

Cutrone experienced a season of upheaval in 2020/21.

He started off the campaign on loan at Fiorentina, where he had been since the previous term.

He was then recalled in January of this year to provide cover for the injured Raul Jimenez.

After only a handful of appearances, he was then farmed out to Valencia.

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He featured just seven times for just 101 minutes of time on the pitch.

Despite such a limited showing in Spain, Villarreal are showing interest in Cutrone according to Sky Sports.

The club are said to have made contact with Wolves, and could soon make a bid.

It remains to be seen if Cutrone will have any involvement in tonight’s game against Las Palmas (kick-off moved to 6pm).

Interest mounting

It seems interest is now really mounting in £63,000-a-week star Cutrone (Spotrac).

Sampdoria and Bologna have also been linked with the star.

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If Lage doesn’t see him as a part of his plans going forwards, then it’s a good chance for the club to try and make a bit of money back.

He cost £16 million from AC Milan (BBC Sport). The club will undoubtedly have to take a hit, but three clubs now being interested may just push his price up.