Patrick Cutrone is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Italy national football team. Known for his eye for goal, Cutrone has been described as a “true number 9” by several Italian football pundits. His main playing attributes as a forward are his physical strength, positioning, aerial ability, and heading, as well as his opportunism, movement, and ability to read the game; his technique and team play have been cited as areas for improvement, however. Due to his characteristics, he has been compared to former A.C. Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi, who used to train him while working as a coach with the A.C. Milan Youth Sector from 2012 to 2014. Although being an avid Milan fan since childhood, he idolizes Alvaro Morata. Another player he looks up to is Andrea Belotti.
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Patrick Cutrone was born in Como and began to play football at a young age. In 2005, the 7-year old Cutrone started his youth career at the local team GS Parediense. In the summer of 2007, he had trials at Internazionale, Monza, and Milan. On 29 June 2007 he officially joined Milan’s academy, where he spent the following ten years, playing through the different age groups up to the Primavera (under-19) team. In January 2017, Cutrone was promoted to Milan’s first team. On 21 May 2017, he made his senior debut in the 3–0 Serie A home win against Bologna, coming on as a substitute for Gerard Deulofeu at the 85th minute. He also picked up his first ever yellow card in that game for a sliding tackle that led to a foul. In the summer of 2017, AC Milan’s Chinese-led board of directors spent over €200 million on transfers, acquiring a total of 11 new players, two of which were strikers Andre Silva and Nikola Kalinic. Initially, in order to increase his playing time, Cutrone had been persuaded to join one of the lower-ranking Serie A clubs yet refused.n the summer of 2018, AC Milan’s new board of directors decided to increase the team’s attacking capability with the signing of a high-profile goalscorer, Gonzalo Higuain. Following his arrival, out of all the remaining strikers in the team (namely Nikola Kalinic, Andre Silva, and Carlos Bacca), Cutrone was the only one to have not been placed on the transfer market.
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These boots were worn by Patrick Cutrone on December 27th 2017. Coming on as a substitute in the Coppa Italia match against local rivals, Internazionale, Cutrone scored the winner and his first goal in the Derby della Madonnina.