Wolves consider shock recall for forgotten striker Patrick Cutrone
Wolves consider shock recall for forgotten striker Patrick Cutrone from Fiorentina loan as short-term replacement for Raul Jimenez with current stand-in Fabio Silva failing to live up to Mexican’s standards
- Wolves weighing up recalling Patrick Cutrone due to absence of Raul Jimenez
- Jimenez is some way from returning to training after surgery on fractured skull
- Fabio Silva replaced Jimenez in some matches but is adjusting to life in England
Wolves are pondering a shock recall for forgotten striker Patrick Cutrone as they struggle to find a short-term replacement for Raul Jimenez.
Jimenez is still some way away from returning to training after undergoing surgery five weeks ago on the fractured skull he suffered in Wolves’ 2-1 win at Arsenal on November 29.
Even though Wolves reported that Jimenez was doing ‘early fitness work’ he is still in the initial stages of recovery.
Wolves are pondering a shock recall for forgotten striker Patrick Cutrone from Fiorentina loan
Premier League club are struggling to find a short-term replacement for star man Raul Jimenez
Fabio Silva has replaced Jimenez in certain matches but the 18-year-old is still adjusting to life in England and is currently well short of the standards set by the Mexican.
That is why Wolves are looking for a short-term loan or free transfer to deputise for the rest of the campaign but it is proving slow going.
Diego Costa’s wage demands would place him outside Wolves’ price bracket, even though the former Chelsea striker is available on a free transfer after tearing up his Atletico Madrid contract.
Fabio Silva has replaced Jimenez in certain matches but is still adjusting to life in England
While Bournemouth will demand a fee for Joshua King and new laws around freedom of movement would complicate a move for ex-Southampton forward Graziano Pelle, who is more likely to return to Italy after leaving Chinese club Shandong Luneng.
That means Wolves are forced to consider Cutrone, who is on loan at Fiorentina but has not scored all season and is no longer wanted by the Serie A club.
Wolves’ preference is to find a new club for the Italian, signed for £16million from AC Milan in summer 2019, but they will consider bringing him back to Molineux if they cannot do so.
Free agent Diego Costa’s wage demands would place him outside Wolves’ price bracket
Cutrone struggled to make an impact at Wolves, scoring just three times in 24 appearances before leaving in loan. The 23-year-also had an uneasy relationship with boss Nuno Espirito Santo and expressed frustration at his lack of opportunities.
Wolves have also moved to bring back Morgan Gibbs-White from his season-long loan at Swansea as they continue to struggle with injuries.
With Daniel Podence and Leander Dendoncker sidelined, attacking midfielder Gibbs-White has been recalled as he can fill a number of roles.
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