Wolves are on the verge of signing AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone for a fee of £20m. The 21-year-old is expected to undergo a medical on Tuesday before the transfer is formalised.
The Express & Star report that the deal is an initial £16m with the remaining £4m coming from add-ons. This has left a number of fans at Molineux thrilled by the news, especially after how little they paid for him.
Cutrone had a breakthrough year in the 2017/18 season where he netted 16 goals in 46 matches before following that up last season with nine goals in 43 appearances. It is thought he will arrive as an alternative option to Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota.
One supporter claimed that the deal was an absolute coup in today’s market which was backed up by another fan who said no wonder no one buys British players anymore, accompanying his tweet with an image of Oliver McBurnie’s reported £20m move to Premier League newcomers Sheffield United.
Others simply labelled the transfer a ridiculous bargain and as cheap as chips with one member of the Wolves fanbase believing that it proves going abroad for talent brings you much better value for money.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
That move by Wolves could be an absolute coup in today’s market
— Mark Hewitt (@MarkKHewitt) July 29, 2019
Cheap as chips
— Morgan Roberts (@morg69roberts) July 29, 2019
— Danny Rosamond (@DannyRosamond) July 29, 2019
And people wonder why no one buys British anymore ???? pic.twitter.com/WOb4URXja2
— Gavin Till (@gavin_till) July 29, 2019
Wont believe it until hes holding a wolves shirt, would be an immense signing!
— Adam Wright (@wrightywolves90) July 29, 2019
Absolute bargain for how good Cutrone already is at 21 and for the potential he has. Just proves that going abroad for players brings you much better value for money. https://t.co/gpjliRM75m
— Adam (@Adam_Virgo) July 29, 2019
Wolves buying Cutrone for £16m is a ridiculous bargain for a 21 year old Italy international. Even Southampton’s back up left back joined Villa for £17m, and championship level strikers such as McBurnie and Vydra cost more than £16m
— Matt Grubb (@mattgrubb47) July 29, 2019