After getting the striker back to the club from his loan spell at Fiorentina, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo hopes Patrick Cutrone will “settle in”. After having failed to find his feet at Molineux, the 23-year-old moved to Serie A for 18 months last January.
At one point, it was thought that he had no future at Wanderers, but now, in the absence of the injured Raul Jimenez, the Italian was brought back to assist Nuno’s team. Midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White was also recalled from his Swansea loan, and Nuno hopes Wolves will be helped by both players. “We decided to bring Patrick and Morgan back because we believe they can bring competition to the squad and help us,” the manager of the Wolves said, “They have different situations, of course Patrick was in a position where he didn’t participate with his club, so we bring him here. Asked if Cutrone’s return means the Italian will finish the season with his parent club, Nuno said, “Let’s see if we can’t continue. “We’ll see, we’ll see. We bring him with the hope that he can settle here and help us. “But the transfer window is open and it’s a tough moment because we want to rebalance our team, but acting on the market is a tough moment. In a collision with David Luiz during the Premier League win at Arsenal on November 29, Cutrone was brought back after Jimenez sustained a broken skull. The Mexican international underwent surgery and is continuing his rehabilitation, with the club announcing this week that he has “started early fitness training.” There have been reports that the 29-year-old might be fit enough to play again next week. It’s not a matter of hope. We’re sure he’s going to come back. “At the right moment he will join us and that’s good. “Nuno was fined £ 25,000 on Wednesday and cautioned about his potential behaviour following recent remarks about referee Lee Mason. After his side lost 2-1 to Burnley on December 21, the Wolves manager believed Mason was not good enough to referee in the Premier League. The Football Association reported that, after a personal hearing, the Portuguese had admitted a complaint of disorderly conduct. Before his team’s FA Cup match against Crystal Palace, Nuno was asked about the punishment: “My feeling is that you shouldn’t ask me that,” he responded with a smile on his face. “It’s not the right moment to give any kind of answer to that and it would be wise if I just don’t comment. Yesterday we had a hearing, I was fined and given a warning and the people in that meeting told me what to do and what I should do is not answer any questions, especially today.About the third round match against Palace at Molineux on Friday night, Nuno said, “I expect a difficult game. About the third round match against Palace at Molineux. Palace is a team that’s solid. “We have good memories from the first season we played in the FA Cup and we want to play well and put in a good performance and go as far as we can in the FA Cup.”