Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Rui Patricio’s proposed move to AS Roma could be in doubt.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the two clubs are still some way apart on the transfer fee. Roma are apparently willing to offer €6m (£5.2m) for Patricio, but Wolves are asking for twice that amount. On top of that, the player’s family are said to have reservations about leaving England.
Patricio had been on Euro 2020 duty with Portugal, but their tournament was ended on Sunday by a 1-0 round of 16 defeat to Belgium.
Patricio has been Wolves’ number one since promotion
Wolves picked up Patricio ahead of their Premier League return three years ago after he terminated his Sporting Lisbon contract (via BBC Sport).
Wolves have been linked with another Portuguese ‘keeper, Jose Sa of Olympiacos, as a potential replacement for the 33-year-old.
Fan feed Talking Wolves relayed Gazzetta’s claims, and here’s how some fans reacted, with many pleased to hear that the club aren’t willing to meet Roma’s initial offer.
Wolves fans react to possible Patricio twist
“Give the guy a new contract, he’s a decent keeper, not perfect but who is”
“The Patricios love the Mander Centre”
“Keep him, he’s 33 which he’s still got few years in him still and is massively underrated. Don’t care that he’s on a 100k a week, you want the best you have to pay”
“If he wants to stay we should keep him in my opinion”
“Keep him @Wolves”
“Ty, Rui’s family”