Patrick Cutrone’s agent admits Spanish and German clubs have shown interest in the striker, but ‘he wants to keep doing well for Milan’.
Cutrone has followed up his breakthrough campaign for Milan with seven more goals this season, and Donato Orgnoni revealed the Italy starlet was ‘trying to steal as many things as possible’ from Gonzalo Higuain.
“Had he been foreign he’d have attracted much more interest, even if he remains one of the top Italian youngsters,” he told MilanNews.it.
“We’ve had many shows of interest from foreign teams, with enquiries from Spain and one from Germany, but Patrick wants to keep doing well for Milan.
“We expect Cutrone to have the same chances in 2019 that he had last year. After that, it’ll be up to him to do well on the field with his performances, goals and, possibly, awards.
“There’s a lot of talk of new strikers, but we never talk about them. We know that the club must work to improve the team, but we’ve never been afraid, not even when Higuain arrived.
“He’s grown a lot working alongside Higuain. Pipita remains one of the best strikers in the world.
“His bad run aside, Gonzalo is a great player and Patrick is trying to steal as many things from him as possible.
“They work very well together. Patrick is aware of Pipita’s quality and wants to learn from him.
“Patrick wants to do well in the European Under-21 Championship. That’s the only reason why Patrick hasn’t been called up to the national team.
“Mancini knows him well and doesn’t need to try him out.”