Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Patrick Cutrone left it late to find a new club in the last window and ended up at Valencia on January 31st.
The striker spent the first half of the season on loan at Fiorentina and a lack of regular opportunities saw Wolves recall him in the winter market.
Los Ches arrived late in the window for the 23-year-old and prior to that, multiple reports backed the player to continue in Serie A.
Udinese and Parma were heavily linked with the former AC Milan man, but in the end, it was Valencia who were successful in acquiring the Italy international’s services.
Benevento also showed interest in the Wanderers frontman, but their failure to sign Cutrone and Inter Milan’s Andrea Pinamonti saw them take Adolfo Gaich on loan from CSKA Moscow.
TuttoMercatoWeb spoke to Pasquale Foggia, the Italian club’s sporting director, and asked him about Benevento’s interest in Cutrone and Pinamonti.
“It was a different market for all the clubs. We knew we had to do something and we took Depaoli who already has many championships behind him, we were up front on many profiles including Gaich,” Foggia said.
“Pinamonti had been sought by many clubs, Inglese stayed in Parma and Cutrone went abroad. The market cannot focus on just one goal.”