Patrick Cutrone, is returning to Serie A, six months after leaving AC Milan in a deal worth £16m which allows Wolves to recoup the fee spent on him in the summer. The Italian Striker has joined Fiorentina from Wolves on an initial 18-month loan deal with an obligation to buy.
Cutrone was greeted by excited Fiorentina fans when he landed in Florence late on Thursday night before completing a medical and signing his contract on Friday.
The Italy U21 international struggled to break into Nuno Espirito Santo’s team throughout his time at Molineux, starting nine times out of 24 appearances and scoring three goals across three competitions. The 22-year-old held talks about his future with the Portuguese manager last week and was subsequently left out of the side’s FA Cup third-round match with Manchester United. Patrick Cutrone has featured 24 times for Wolves in all competitions this term.
Fiorentina had been looking for an out-and-out striker in this transfer window after fielding Kevin-Prince Boateng up front for most of their Serie A campaign and also relying on young prospect Dusan Vlahovic.
The Serie A side sacked coach Vincenzo Montella two days before Christmas after a string of poor results culminated in a 4-1 home defeat to Roma, and replaced him with Giuseppe Iachini with the side sitting 15th in the league. Cutrone returns to Serie A where he scored 13 goals in 62 appearances for Milan between 2017 and 2019.