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Wolves sign $20M Cutrone from AC Milan

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KANSAS CITY, KS - JULY 23: Milan forward Patrick Cutrone (63) makes a break toward the ball during the match between FC Bayern and AC Milan on Tuesday July 22, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Patrick Cutrone’s AC Milan experience is over for now, as the young Italian striker will try his hand at life in the Premier League.

It’s a $20 million move for Cutrone, 21, who had a down year for his boyhood club following a breakout 2017-18 season. Cutrone posted 27 goals and seven assists for Milan in 90 contests.

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The center forward will give Wolves terrific depth in their European adventure, with Raul Jimenez set to be the star up top. Wolves have a 2-0 advantage over Crusaders FC in the Europa League’s second qualifying round, and it would be stunning if Nuno Espirito Santo’s men don’t advance after Thursday’s second leg.

Milan finished fifth in Serie A last season but will not play in Europa League due to Financial Fair Play violations.

Here’s Cutrone, via the Wolves’ official site:

“I’ve come here to play football. I’ll have to settle in initially and I’m looking forward to heading out on to the pitch to play. You never stop learning and I’m here to learn new things, but I’ll certainly give my all for the team.”

Settle in? The West Midlands is essentially the Milan of the United Kingdom!

If Cutrone can recapture his best form, and it’s likely he’ll be better than last season, Wolves will have a dangerous pair to lead their line. And he’s a good bet to increase in value even if he doesn’t blossom into a star.

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