Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Jose Sa ‘will join Wolves’ in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Patricio leaving
According to Romano, AS Roma will announce that Rui Patricio is signing for them ‘next week’ once paperwork is signed with the Midlands club.
The Portugal international will join the Serie A outfit for a fee in the region of €11m (£9.4m).
The Latest: Sa claim
In the same update, Italian football journalist and transfer expert Romano has also claimed that Sa ‘will join’ Wolves as Patricio’s replacement.
The Olympiacos goalkeeper could also be confirmed as a new signing next week, assuming that the Patricio deal goes through.
The Verdict: Good business
It is good business by Wolves to essentially be swapping Patricio out for fellow Portuguese goalkeeper Sa, who would have learned from the veteran while together with the national team. At 28 years of age, he is much younger than Patricio (33) and should still have a lot of time left in his career.
Should Wolves have signed Sa?
Sa played in both the Champions League and Europa League in the 2020/21 season, making zero errors leading to goals or even shots across both tournaments, proving himself at the highest level and suggesting that he is reliable in between the posts. As it stands, he is due to play in the Champions League with his current club again in 2021/22.
Nonetheless, Bruno Lage is reportedly a huge admirer of the 28-year-old, so he should be able to get the best out of Sa if the goalkeeper takes Patricio’s place at Molineux.
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