It’s finally official.
Patrick Cutrone has signed a new contract that will keep him at the San Siro wearing red and black until 2023.
Cutrone broke through into the AC Milan first team last year, and has gone on to score 21 goals in only 53 appearances for Milan, including three goals in six appearances this season. He scored a late winner against AS Roma in Serie A and he also scored two goals in only 36 minutes as a second-half sub to lead Milan to victory over Olympiacos in the Europa League.
The 20 year-old has also made his full Italy debut, although he was injured earlier this season playing for the Azzurri’s U21 team. He hasn’t been expected to carry the load alone at striker this season either, as Milan went out and acquired Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus in order to solidify the striker position after Nikola Kalinic and André Silva failed to impress last season at the San Siro.
Both strikers have moved on, with Silva setting La Liga on fire at Sevilla while Kalinic got sent home from the World Cup by eventual finalists Croatia and has been out injured for Atlético Madrid, and has only played 142 minutes in four appearances for Atléti.
Cutrone, Alessio Romagnoli, Mattia Caldara, and Gianluigi Donnarumma, are all important young players for both Milan and the Italian national team. It will be a good day for both club and country when all of them are at their peaks for Milan as the club climbs the heights of Europe, while the Rossoneri once again form the core of the national team.
So good luck to Cutrone, who bleeds black and red more than anyone else at the club right now. You can tell just how much it means to him to be playing for Milan, and here’s hoping he can spend the rest of his career scoring important goals for his favorite team.