Calabria, Locatelli send emotional tributes to Cutrone after Milan exit

By Oliver Fisher -

Davide Calabria and Manuel Locatelli have both paid tribute to Patrick Cutrone following his departure from AC Milan.

The young striker joined Wolves on Tuesday in an €18m move, while additional bonuses are set to be paid to the Rossoneri – possibly worth up to €7m.

Locatelli and Calabria came up through Milan’s academy with Cutrone, and both paid a heartfelt tribute to their former team-mates.

“Brother, I still can’t believe it, but this is the harsh reality,” Locatelli wrote on Instagram.

“From kids making their debuts to the senior squad, a story we can tell to children who are chasing the same dreams we had. That dream that after eight years we could look each other in the eye and say, we did it.

“You were the perfect incarnation of what it means to be Milan. I wish you the best, because you deserve it. Life forces us to make choices and we have to take them. I hope for you that this is the right path. I am convinced that with your determination and hunger, you’ll give your all and prove yourself in England too.

“Distance can never be a problem for us, and we’ve already proved that. I can only say that I’ll always be here for you. All the best, my brother.”

Calabria added: “It’ll be strange, so very strange, after all these years not to be in the same dressing room, wearing the same shirt, not having you constantly under my feet at Milanello. But that is football. That is life.

“You already know everything I think and what you need to do. It won’t be easy, but with your grit, you’ll manage it. I wish you the best, my friend, I will miss you.”

Tags AC Milan Davide Calabria Manuel Locatelli Patrick Cutrone