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Wolverhampton Wanderers have withdrawn striker Patrick Cutrone from his loan at Fiorentina, as confirmed by the club’s official website.
The Italian made his breakthrough in the 2017/18 season at AC Milan, establishing himself as one of the most promising teens in world football with 18 goals in 46 appearances.
He moved to the Wolves in the summer 2019 transfer window in a deal believed to be worth up to £ 20 million.
Cutrone’s first six months at Molineux did not go as planned, scoring just three times in 24 starts in all competitions. He was subsequently sent to Fiorentina on an 18-month loan agreement, which expires next summer.
However, due to a lack of options up front, the Wolves have got the forward back from his loan six months earlier.
Coach Nuno Espirito Santo suffered a severe blow from the injury of star forward Raúl Jiménez. The Mexican suffered a skull fracture in the road win against Arsenal in November.
Jiménez’s absence has left the Wolves with limited attacking options. Teenager Fabio Silva is the club’s only remaining striker and has struggled to adjust to life in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Daniel Podence, Pedro Neto and Adama Traore have replaced in the forward role, but all prefer to play wide.
Cutrone is described as a hard-working, physical striker with a keen eye for goal, making him a direct replacement for Jiménez.
At 23, the former AC Milan striker has a chance to get his career back on track after 18 difficult months. If he can rediscover the shape that attracted so much attention in the first place, then Cutrone could be a very useful asset to the Wolves.