Wolves are reportedly free to sign Pierluigi Gollini in the summer transfer window after the development of Rui Patricio’s departure.
The Lowdown: Patricio leaves
The Midlands club confirmed on their official website that Patricio has left to join AS Roma on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.
This means that they will need to bring in a new goalkeeper to Molineux, in order to replace the Portugal international, with Sa clearly now the candidate.
The Latest: Gollini eyed
According to Calciomercato however, the Wanderers are eyeing up a potential move for Gollini following the departure of Patricio.
Atalanta are seemingly open to bids for their shot-stopper, who would cost in the region of between €25-30m (£21.3-25.6m).
The Verdict: Too much
Gollini certainly has the ability to be able to replace Patricio in between the posts, and at just 26, is at a good age for a goalkeeper.
Should Wolves sign Gollini?
The six-foot-three colossus has a lot of experience of playing at the highest level, with 10 matches played in the UEFA Champions League over the past two terms for Atalanta (Transfermarkt), and has also played in English football before, as he was once on the books of both Manchester United and Aston Villa (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, Gollini would certainly be a viable option for WWFC to fill in the hole left by Patricio, and perhaps if the price can be negotiated down he could arrive to compete with the newly signed Sa, but certainly not at his current market value.
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