The 23-year-old has struggled for first-team opportunities at Parma but could be just what Garry Monk’s side need in order maintain their push for the play-off positions.
What have the Owls fans made of the signing?
Welcome aboard Alessio
— Wayne (@Waynegrubbgmxc1) January 29, 2020
Be amazed if this was a Monk signing.
— John Paul (@walthamowl82) January 29, 2020
— Elliot (@ElliotSwfc7) January 29, 2020
Hopefully a much needed improvement ??
— maxine ? (@maxineswfc12) January 29, 2020
Starting eleven against Millwall I hear you say?
— adam ?? (@_ae19_) January 29, 2020
Chuck him straight in Saturday
— +447572720243 (@psanderson5880) January 29, 2020
Gotta start Saturday even if he’s not fit. Broken leg. He’s still better than what were touting up front
— mick swfc renshaw (@mickwolf1969) January 29, 2020
welcome to the owls allesandro l hope you have a good time while you are at wed
— STEPHEN SOUTH (@STEPHENSOUTH14) January 29, 2020
What do we think?
Da Cruz spent the first half of this season on loan at Serie B side Ascoli for whom he made 15 appearances and provided 6 assists. The forward, who can play from the left, right or centrally (as per Transfermarkt.co.uk) is a former Dutch Under-20 international.
Having come through the ranks at FC Twente in the Netherlands, Da Cruz made the move to Italy back in 2017 when he signed for Novara Calcio who now play in the third tier. His parent club Parma currently occupy seventh place in Serie A and given their impressive showing so far this season it was becoming increasingly difficult for the striker to break through into their first team.
This is a move that feels right for both parties, Da Cruz has proven he can score goals and with Steven Fletcher still out injured, Garry Monk will be hoping his new signing can fill that void.