Wolves are in an unenviable position at the moment when it comes to their strikers, with Patrick Cutrone being recalled to fill the massive void left behind by Raul Jimenez.
Wolves have suffered a massive dip in form since Jimenez was ruled out of action, winning just one league game since their fateful clash against Arsenal, and as you can imagine, that’s been largely down to their lack of firepower up front.
Fortunately, Wolves have bolstered their numbers when it comes to attackers, as Patrick Cutrone has returned to the club after his loan spell at Fiorentina was cut short.
During his spell with the Serie A outfit he’d played 30 league games, scoring just four times, and in 11 league appearances this term, he’d failed to find the back of the net, so it’s fair to say that he may not be the solution to their troubles in front of goal.
Factor in the fact that Cutrone has publicly criticised Nuno’s handling of him and the fact that he’s in the middle of what can only be described as a lengthy goal drought, and this recall looks like a bit of a recipe for disaster.
Perhaps Wolves would have been better off looking at another of their young strikers out on loan.
Indeed, Rafa Mir is another of Wolves’ players who is playing in a top European league, and while he isn’t lighting up La Liga, he’s finding the net more regularly than Cutrone has in the past three years.
Now, we’re not saying that Mir would be the answer to all of Wolves’ problems and that he’d come in and immediately fill the void left by Jimenez, but surely it would have been worth rolling the dice on him ahead of a player who has been out of form for the best part of three years now.
Hopefully, Cutrone can rediscover some of his AC Milan form between now and the end of the season, but we can’t help but feel Mir could have offered something more than the Italian.