Patrick Cutrone has stated he is looking for a new club this summer.
The striker has endured a pretty torrid time at Wolverhampton Wanderers since his move in 2019.
The Italian has struggled for game time at Molineux from the get-go.
Last term he started off on loan at Fiorentina, where he’d been since January 2020.
He had been due to spend the whole season there, but Wolves recalled him as they sought to cover the injury to Raul Jimenez. Plus he was hardly playing in Italy.
He returned in January of this year for a couple of weeks, before then heading to Valencia.
That was because Wolves moved to sign Willian Jose on loan.
At Valencia it was pretty much the same old story of struggling for game time.
It’s been a frustrating period for Cutrone, who has confirmed his desire to leave Wolves this summer and start afresh elsewhere.
He told Il Giornale: “Today, I’m looking for a team that is determined to bet on me and allows me to play continuously. Right now, I need to have the trust of the coach and of the club. Wearing the Milan shirt has always been beautiful.
“I’m not worried about the future. The important thing is to be ready. That’s why I’m training and I want to go back to being a starter. The market has just started. We are working with my agent to find the best solution.”
Cutrone exit must be facilitated
It’s probably unlikely he’ll have any suitors in England, but Parma were recently reported to be keen. Wolves just need to ensure they get Cutrone off the books this summer.
The 23-year-old takes home £63,000-a-week in wages (Spotrac), which is a lot for someone who has featured so little.
The move just hasn’t worked out, unfortunately.
Having Raul Jimenez ahead of him has not helped his cause.
Wolves will undoubtedly have to take a hit on the £16 million they originally paid for him (BBC Sport), but it’s what needs to happen for all parties.