Wolves likely to loose both Patrick Cutrone and Owen Otasowie, while missing out on Portuguese international
Wolves transfer news
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Patrick Cutrone remains in the shop window; wages putting off interest
Things have not gone according to plan for Patrick Cutrone, and the Italian international could be sacrificed this summer with Wolves needing to send more players towards the departures gate.
Bruno Lage has told Patrick Cutrone it is time to prove his worth to Wolves – while hinting Rafa Mir is on his way out of the club. #wwfc https://t.co/6GGbJQYBi6
— Liam Keen (@LiamKeen_Star) August 9, 2021
Football Insider reported that new manager Bruno Lage does not consider the Italian youth international as part of his plans for the upcoming 2021-22 Premier League campaign, but the new boss has also left the door open for the AC Milan youth product to prove his worth if he is to have a chance at remaining at the Molineux.
Cutrone failed to contribute during his two loan spells at Valencia and Fiorentina respectively, scoring just four goals in a combined 37-appearances for both clubs. Prolific at youth level for Gli Azzurri, his wages (£65,000/week) are thought to be a major stumbling block in the clubs’ attempts at moving him on during the window. Should he rise to Lage’s challenge, however, Cutrone could face a reversal of fortunes and work his way into the good graces of the Portuguese manager.
Wolves youngster Owen Otasowie all but guaranteed to leave
American international Owen Otasowie looks all but set to leave Wolves this summer amidst interest from Belgian giants Club Brugge, according to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers.
Re Owen Otasowie, Wolves have had an offer of £3.4m on the table from Club Bruges for more than a week. Looking to push nearer £5m. Either way his exit looks extremely likely.
In general not much has moved on since this update last week #WWFC https://t.co/bhUQnLUPaT
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) August 10, 2021
The 20-year-old New York City-native, who made his full debut for the United States in November of 2020, has been tracked by Blauw-Zwart for some time, and the club has tabled an offer of £3.4-million. Wolves, however, are reported to be holding out for a fee closer to the region of £5-million if they are to part ways with the budding youngster. It is expected that both clubs will eventually hash out a deal.
It would signal another frustrating loss of personnel this summer for the Molineux outfit, with the club having already parted ways with beloved manager Nuno Espirito Santo as well as goalkeeper Rui Patrício. Consistent links with interest in key midfielder Rúben Neves persist as well, while frustrations in the poor investments pertaining to Patrick Cutrone and Willian José have made for a summer of worry for the Wolves fanbase.
Financial situation sees Wolves set to miss out on João Palhinha
Wolves have done well this summer to try to add fresh faces and depth to the squad under new boss Bruno Lage. The club has seen Rayan Aït-Nouri’s loan turned into a full deal, José Sá’s arrival to replace Rui Patrício and further additions through Yerson Mosquera, and Bendegúz Bolla while Francisco Trincão was brought in on loan.
João Palhinha could be sold this summer as Sporting need a massive transfer haul to balance their books, per O Jogo.
After failing to receive a major offer for Matheus Nunes, Nuno Mendes or Jovane Cabral, Palhinha could be “sacrificed” as a cash cow. pic.twitter.com/Tt6YVt1klh
— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) August 3, 2021
But that business has come with a price, and Wolves are now in line to miss out on Portuguese international João Palhinha as reported in Football365.
Wolves are in need of additional sales before investing the reported £14-million it would require to bring in the Sporting CP midfielder, who is all but likely to be sold this summer given the clubs’ necessity to sell in their own right.
A potential sale of Rúben Neves could directly fund a deal for Palhinha while the Portuguese midfielder would immediately slot into the squad in his place, but with uncertainty on which big contract could be out the door next, it seems unlikely that Wolves will be able to trump Tottenham’s growing interest in the player.