Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Rui Patricio looks set to seal a move away from Molineux this summer as AS Roma close in on the Portuguese shot-stopper’s signature. Talking Wolves understands that it’s a matter of when not if for the deal in question.
There have been various reports in Italy that suggest that personal terms between Patricio and Roma have been agreed but both clubs were still yet to agree on a fee. Wolves reportedly value Patricio at between €10-15 million with Roma reportedly only tabling €6 million plus add-ons. New Roma head coach Jose Mourinho has long been an admirer of Patricio and could finally land his man once the Euro’s have finished.
Wolves are keen to get the 33-year-old off the wage bill, along with Joao Moutinho who are both among the top earners at the club, earning reportedly in the region of £85,000+ per week. Patricio, who signed from Sporting Clube De Portugal back in 2018 and has made 118 appearances for the club.
Wolves will now turn their attention towards another Portuguese shot stopper in Jose Sa. Sa is said to be close to sealing a move to Molineux and is being reported by a number of news outlets in Greece. Sports journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos has reported that Jose Sa will travel from Austria to England to complete his medical ahead of his move to Wolves. The 6ft 4inch Sa has been a mainstay in the Olympiacos goal since he made his loan move from Porto a permanent one in 2019. It’s believed Wolves could pay between £8-10m for Sa.
Wolves have also held interest in other goalkeepers such as Bartłomiej Drągowski and could still make a move for him but the competition for Dragowski’s signature is said to be fierce.
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