The 22-year-old centre forward completed his move to Serie A on an 18-month loan spell after he found himself struggling to get a significant run of games under his belt.
Since his £16m move from AC Milan last summer, Cutrone scored just two goals from 12 Premier League appearances and was overshadowed by the outstanding showings from Raul Jimenez, who has cemented his place in the side.
Cutrone has started nine games for Fiorentina but has yet to start a single game for them this season (as per Whoscored), but there appears to be a reason behind this.
According to his agent Giovanni Branchini (via Sport Witness), the Italian outfit will have to pay €18m (£16.3m) to Wolves once he has started 26 games, with appearances from the bench not counting in this tally.
Corriere Fiorentino (via Sport Witness) predicted that the ‘famous clause’ is the reason why he is not being played, and added that the club feels that the fee is ‘probably too much if you are not 100% convinced about his potential’.
This will be incredibly frustrating from Cutrone’s perspective. Not only is he missing out on precious minutes for Fiorentina, but the club themselves are also holding out on having to pay Wolves as part of the clause.
Therefore the Italy U21 international is in a position that he has no control over, and as a result, could find himself on the bench in the next few months as the Serie A club continue to hold back their payment.
He is of course due to return to Molineux next summer, but whether he can break into Nuno’s side based on such an infuriating loan spell remains to be seen.
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