Cutrone is happy again: The striker signs a long-term deal with Fiorentina

Cutrone is happy again: The striker signs a long-term deal with Fiorentina

No player was sadder publicly regarding a transfer than when Patrick Cutrone was leaving his childhood club Milan and went to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer. Now, the still young striker has a smile on his face again as he is back in Italy, having just joined Fiorentina.

The 22-year-old moved to Florence on a two-year loan with an obligation to buy, Fiorentina revealed. Reports state that the obligation is conditioned by the number of matches Cutrone plays while he's on loan.

Italian media reports that the Serie A club will pay €2,000,000 for the loan of the striker and the price tag for his contract will be €16,000,000.

Cutrone went to Wolves this summer for a fee of €17,500,000 but failed to make a considerable impact. The Italian 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 all competitions. Two of which in the Premier League.

The former Milan man held talks about his future with the Portuguese manager last week and was then left out of the side's FA Cup third-round match with Manchester United.

He comes to Artemio Franchi in a great time of need as Fiorentina is struggling. The team is 15th on the table with just 18 points from the same number of games. With Franck Ribery out injured for several months, the new manager Giuseppe Beppe Iachini needed reinforcements.

The new Viola forward has represented Italy at every youth level and scored seven goals in 19 appearances for the Azzurri U21s.

Rocco Commisso, the new owner who bought the club in June, delivered on a transfer few could have issues with. Viola so far relied on Kevin Prince Boateng and the youngster Dusan Vlahovic up front, and with Cutrone, the fans can probably start thinking of a top-half finish.


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