Talking Wolves presenter Dave Azzopardi believes that Patrick Cutrone will leave the club this summer.
Now 24, the Italian was brought to Molineux ahead of the 2019/20 campaign in a £16m deal from Milan.
However, he has only made 28 appearances for the Old Gold in three seasons, scoring just three goals.
He hasn’t played for his parent club since January 2021 and has had spells on loan at Valencia, Fiorentina and Empoli in each of the last three campaigns.
With reports from Italy now linking him with another move back to his home country (as per 12 TV Parma via Forza Parma), Azzopardi feels this could finally be the end of his time in the West Midlands.
Speaking on the Talking Wolves YouTube channel, he said: “Patrick Cutrone is still a Wolverhampton Wanderers player, believe it or not.
“Parma, who are in Serie B, are the latest club to enquire about him, so that’s still early days on that one, but I can see Patrick Cutrone leaving and I would more or less assume he’s going to be going back to Italy.”
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Now into the final year of his contract, it does seem like this would be the right time for Wolves to find a permanent exit for the once-promising talent, as Cutrone prepares to follow Conor Coady out the exit door at Molineux.
Calciomercato previously stated in July that ‘this is the right time for a new transfer’ amid substantial interest from clubs in Serie A, while Rangers and Celta Vigo were thought to be ‘in the lead’ for his services.
Cutrone only scored three goals in 15 starts for Empoli last season, but perhaps some team will look to rekindle the form he demonstrated as a youngster at Milan, where he scored 27 times and racked up 11 goals in 25 caps at under-21 level for Italy.