Bright future for Patrick Cutrone at AC Milan
FootyOn analyse Patrick Cutrone at AC Milan as the Italian youngster continues to shine among his club’s expensively assembled ranks.
In a continued attempt to return to their glory days, AC Milan spent almost £200,000,000 this past summer.
Despite forking over such vast amounts for many big names and top quality, it’s academy graduate Cutrone who has shone brightest so far this season.
The 19-year-old is enjoying a swift rise in his senior San Siro career, since making his first-team debut in January.
Vincenzo Montella was backed by the club’s newly-gained riches in the transfer market, recruiting the likes of Andre Silva and Leonardo Bonucci.
But it’s been their teenage sensation that’s making the biggest impact in the early stages of the campaign.
Cutrone is available at 20/1 with betway to finish as top scorer in Serie A this current season after his flying start.
Following such a bright beginning to the term, the Rossoneri starlet looks set to be a crucial component for Montella’s Milan in their pursuit of rejuvenated success.
Italian youngster Cutrone flourishing at San Siro
Cutrone broke into the Milan side late last term, but looked likely to have a tough time cementing a spot this season after big summer spending.
Portugal international frontman Silva was snapped up from Porto for a substantial £34,200,000.
Meanwhile, Fiorentina forward Nikola Kalinic and Sunderland-owned Fabio Borini arrived on loan, with the former costing a £4,500,000 fee.
Such acquisitions haven’t hindered Cutrone’s rise to prominence, though, as he becomes the club’s latest reliable match-winning forward.
The teenage attacker netted in the opening day 3-0 win over Crotone and followed-up with the first strike in the 2-1 victory against Cagliari.
AC Milan now finally look like Italian league challengers and are 6/1 with BetVictor to win their first title since 2011.
Determined Cutrone learning from mentor Montella
Cutrone is aiming to follow in the footsteps of many great forwards to have donned the famous red and black of Milan.
The likes of Andriy Shevchenko, Filippo Inzaghi and Marco van Basten are only a few who have graced the San Siro.
With former Roma hitman Montella overlooking his progress, Cutrone praised the impact his boss is having on his short but sweet career.
“My character is always to be engaged, in every training session and every match,” Cutrone said.
“Montella has taught me a lot, he gives me a lot of tips about how to move as a striker and how to position myself in the box.
“This is a dream, I’ve always wanted this and I hope to continue in this way. The boss has put his faith in me, as have my teammates and I hope to repay that.”
“Right now though I have my feet on the ground…”
As is the current climate, any youngster that enjoys a swift rise in their career is going to be linked with a big-money move.
Cutrone was the latest to be tipped for a big future elsewhere in Europe, but Milan were quick to tie him down long-term.
“I think lifting trophies is the dream for every player and I’m no different. Right now though I have my feet on the ground and I’m thinking a game at a time,” continued the Rososneri academy graduate.
“Milan are a good team now, we have a lot of new players and over time we’ll prove our worth.
“What would make me happy at the end of the season? Winning the Scudetto!”
The talented teen penned a new deal in June keeping him at the San Siro until 2021, much to the delight of Montella and the Milan faithful.
After such a supreme start to the new campaign, Cutrone is showing all the signs of being a future star in his current surroundings on Italian soil during what could be an exciting and successful season.
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