Wolves are continuing to press ahead with their summer recruitment, with the club reportedly agreeing a deal to sign AC Milan forward Patrick Cutrone.
According to the Express and Star, the Molineux outfit have agreed terms with Milan over the transfer of the 21-year-old and are set to hold talks with the player as they look to continue to strengthen their ranks.
Cutrone only managed three goals last season but is highly regarded as in Italy as proved by Football Italia‘s scout report on the player in which they described him as the ‘real deal’ despite Milan’s willingness to do a deal with Wolves.
Wolves are looking to add some depth to their squad ahead of a potential run in Europe this season after a superb campaign last time out saw them finish just shy of the top six and earn themselves a place in the Europa League qualifying stages.
Last season saw Wolves rely heavily on striker Raul Jimenez to lead the line, and adding Cutrone would indeed add some much-needed competition and quality to a squad which is often reliant on the first XI being readily available week in week out.
While a promising prospect, the club would be looking for him to improve his finishing, with the Italian taking a fairly high 11.33 shots per goal (per FC Tables.com) in Serie A last season, something which would need to be improved upon to succeed in the Premier League.
In comparison, key striker Raul Jimenez knocked in 13 league goals at strike rate of 8.5 shots per goal.
Wolves do need some more options in attack considering their lack of depth but this is a bit of a risky one really given the 21-year-old has yet to really prove anything.
However, sometimes players just need the right break and this could be Cutrone’s time to shine under a manager like Nuno Santo. By no means a guaranteed starter considering Jimenez’s heroics last season, the striker does have it all to prove in a new setting but having another body in is likely to be helpful ahead of the Europa League campaign.
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