Patrick Cutrone is set to leave Wolves on a temporary basis once again.

The Italian striker is reportedly joining Serie A side Empoli, who last season achieved promotion back to the top-flight.

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Patrick Cutrone (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

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Cutrone had featured a fair amount in pre-season for Wolves under new manager Bruno Lage.

That had followed comments from the player that he was looking for a new club.

Some thought the fact Lage was getting a really good look at him meant that he would be sticking around at Molineux for 2021/22.

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Patrick Cutrone (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images).

But that won’t be the case, with it now being widely reported he is returning to his homeland. The star has already been pictured at the airport.

Speaking about this decision, Cutrone said (via Football Italia): “I chose Empoli because it’s a great club and a great place to play football. I tell the fans that I am really fired up.

 

“I can’t wait to get to know you all, get on the pitch and tear things up.”

Cutrone to do a Rafa Mir?

News of Cutrone having another loan somewhere has not gone down too well.

Lots of fans are struggling to see how it benefits Wolves, given Lage only has Fabio Silva and Raul Jimenez as his striker options.

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Rafa Mir (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Maybe the intention is for Cutrone to play regularly and perhaps he can enjoy success back in his homeland, just as Rafa Mir did last season.

The Spaniard scored 16 goals, and has attracted plenty of interest in the transfer market as a result.

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