'Am I dreaming?': Wolves fans react to links with Milan's Patrick Cutrone

Wolves fans celebrate winning the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux on January 7, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Patrick Cutrone is reportedly in talks with Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers as he prepares to leave Serie A giants AC Milan.

Ignazio Abate (L) of AC Milan celebrates his goal with his team-mate Patrick Cutrone (R) during the serie A match between AC Milan and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 5,...

Old-school number nines are few and far between in an era dominated by smaller, agile and all-action forwards capable of playing not just through the middle but on the left and the right too.

So the rise of Patrick Cutrone should be particularly refreshing for anyone feeling a little nostalgic for the heady days of the 6ft-something, fox in the box.

The AC Milan academy graduate is a true one-touch finisher. He might not have the perfect first touch or the ability to float past opponents in the blinking of an eye but, if you give him service, Cutrone will find the back of the net more often than not.

Patrick Cutrone of Italy U21 during the UEFA UNDER21 Championship match between Italy and Poland at Renato Dall'Ara on June 19, 2019 in Bologna, Italy.

He scored 18 times in his first ever season in Milan’s first team during 2017/18 and added another nine last time out, despite spending half of the year on the bench after the January arrival or Krzysztof Piatek.

And, according to the Express and Star, Milan’s financial problems could see Cutrone swap the San Siro for Molineux. Wolves are apparently in advanced talks and are increasingly confident of landing a 21-year-old striker who, despite his age and unlimited potential, is expected to cost less than £22 million.

Who would have thought when Wolves were stuck in the middle of the Championship with Joe Mason and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson up top that they’d be on the verge of signing an Italian international striker from AC Milan just a few years later?

Andre Silva (C) of AC Milan celebrates his goal with his team-mates Patrick Cutrone (L) and Leonardo Bonucci (R) during the serie A match between AC Milan and AC Chievo Verona at Stadio...

 

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