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The Wolves have withdrawn striker Patrick Cutrone from his loan to Fiorentina, strengthening his attacking options as Raúl Jiménez recovers from a serious head injury.
Mexican striker Jiménez suffered a skull fracture in a head collision with Arsenal’s David Luiz during a 2-1 win in late November and doesn’t appear to be close to a comeback.
Since then, 18-year-old Fabio Silva, a Porto preseason pick, has served as the Wolves’ main center forward and looked spirited, if unspectacular.
The youngster has played seven times in the Premier League and scored once, his eight shot attempts less than Ruben Neves, Romain Saiss (both nine) and Pedro Neto (10).
– Wolves (@Lobos) January 7, 2021
The wolves’ options in that part of the field are limited, making the memory of Cutrone less surprising.
The Italian joined Milan for £ 16 million (€ 17.7 million) in 2019, but scored just three times in 24 appearances in all competitions before being sent to Fiorentina on a planned 18-month loan in January. from last year.
However, he fared no better with the Viola, scoring just four times in 30 Serie A outings and leaving just six chances for his teammates.
He will hope to build on a clearer streak at a first-team spot with the Wolves, as Jiménez has yet to be given a return date.