Patrick Cutrone may have only arrived last summer but it already looks as though he could be out the exit door.
The Italian arrived from AC Milan for £16m but has now been linked with a move back to his home country.
The first report suggests that Torino are also in the race for the young forward who has scored just three times this term.
With that in mind, a bunch of Wolves fans are crying out for a deal that involves Torino’s talented attacker Andrea Belotti. A swap would be quite something and receiving Belotti as part of any potential transfer would be smart business.
We’ll take Belotti cheers
— cal (@calwwfc_) December 25, 2019
Swap for belotti
— james (@jrs89wwfc) December 25, 2019
— Scotchtape (@ScottHaines19) December 25, 2019
Other supporters weren’t as excited by the news, however, as they took to Twitter to defend Cutrone. The 21-year-old has struggled for game time, appearing nine times from the bench in the Premier League.
A tally of two goals in league action is a dismal return from someone the club had high hopes for but fans are eager to see him given another chance.
One individual compared his early Wolves form to Adama Traore. He is a fine indication of someone coming good after initially disappointing. The £18m signing scored just once last term but already has six goal contributions this season in the top-flight.
He’s had next to no game time, I can’t recall exactly but I’m sure Jimenez didn’t hit form until Christmas time, and he was playing week in week out. Cutrone is raw and at the price we paid a bargain. Give the lad a chance. I reckon he’ll come good
— Mark Shipley (@shippers1969) December 25, 2019
Don’t want him to leave, his situation is very similar in game time to Traore last season, and look how he has improved with Nuno’s guidance.
— Duncan Norton (@DuncanNorton6) December 25, 2019
— Andy Johnson (@Soooperpigdog) December 25, 2019
Madness if this happens 🤦🏻♀️
— Tre (@AuntyTwe) December 25, 2019
Further fans thought that he was destined to leave, focusing on Wolves’ owners Fosun and the player’s attitude.
Such are his disappointing displays, it wouldn’t be a great surprise if he did want to return to Italy. After all, it’s the place where Cutrone learned his trade until a few months ago.
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Whether or not the Midlands outfit would be able to secure a profit would be another matter to bring into proceedings. They’d also have to find someone willing to pay his wages. At Wolves, he’s on over £62k per week.
He’s gone. He wants back to Italy. Fact.
— Danny Rosamond (@DannyRosamond) December 25, 2019
If there’s profit to be made, Fosun will sell. This is the difficulty with trying to improve squads, it costs and it’s hard to keep players happy.
— Tom McGillen (@t_j_mcg) December 25, 2019