Wolves have reportedly asked for the price of Ugurcan Cakir ahead of a potential move in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Patricio out?
There have been a number of reports over recent weeks suggesting that Rui Patricio could be on the way out of the Midlands club to join AS Roma.
If that deal does eventually go through, the Molineux club would then needto find a suitable replacement for the Portuguese veteran in between the posts.
The Latest: Cakir eyed
As per Sporx, Wolves have reportedly asked how much Cakir is going to cost ahead of a potential move. They have also sent a letter of interest to Trabzonspor with regards to the goalkeeper, who has also been eyed by Tottenham, Inter Milan and AS Monaco in the past.
It is also claimed that Wolves conveyed positive feedback about Cakir’s displays at Euro 2020 and for his club in the 2020/21 season.
The Verdict: Sign if Patricio goes
If Patricio does end up moving on, then Wolves should look no further than signing Cakir as his replacement. Although Turkey disappointingly went out at the group stages of the Euros, the ‘keeper was a rare shining light for them, having averaged six saves per game in the competition (Sofascore).
Should Wolves sign Cakir?
At club level, he kept an impressive 13 clean sheets in 39 matches across all competitions last season (Transfermarkt), a rate of one clean sheet per three appearances.
At 25 years of age, the 1.91m (6 foot 2) Cakir is a lot younger than Patricio, and his status as captain of Trabzonspor is an added bonus, which suggests that he can show his leadership skills both on and off the pitch.
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