Wolves recall star for Serie A loan in bid to bolster attack

Date published: Thursday 7th January 2021 11:23 - Robert McCarthy

Wolves have recalled forward Patrick Cutrone from his loan spell at Fiorentina to bolster their attacking ranks.

The 23-year-old joined the Serie A club last January on an 18-month loan with a view to a permanent deal and made 34 appearances across the two half seasons, mostly as a substitute, scoring four goals.

Cutrone has been brought back to Molineux to strengthen Wanderers’ striking options following the injury to Raul Jimenez.

Wolves have confirmed the striker will “link back up” with Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad, who host Crystal Palace in the FA Cup third round on Friday night.

Cutrone, who joined Wolves in the summer of 2019 from AC Milan for a reported £16million fee, scored twice in 12 Premier League appearances for the club during the first half of the 2019-20 season prior to his return to Italy.

Wolves set for striker target blow

Wolves are unlikely to be given the go-ahead to sign Ajax starlet Lassina Traore in the transfer window.

Lassina Traore

The Molinuex men are keen to boost their attacking options. They lost Diogo Jota to Liverpool last summer. And they’ve had to cope without main striker Raul Jimenez after the Mexican fractured his skull. He’s still recuperating.

Plenty of names are being linked and one is a youngster in the Eredivisie.

Dutch outlet De Telegraaf (via Voetball Primeur) say Wolves are looking to capture Ajax striker Traore. But the report adds that West Ham are also keeping close tabs on the exciting 19-year-old.

The Burkina Faso frontman joined Ajax in 2019 on a three-and-half year contract.

He made headlines in October when Ajax scored a record-breaking 13-0 league victory over VVV-Venlo.

Traore scored five times and also added three assists. Read more…

 

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