Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed that Portugal international goalkeeper Rui Patricio has completed a move to Serie A giants Roma [BBC].
Enjoying a special career at Molineux, he made 127 appearances across three years in the West Midlands, registering 37 clean sheets [Transfermarkt].
Intriguingly, the 33-year-old moves to the Stadio Olimpico to work under Jose Mourinho, arriving in Rome as the Special One’s first summer signing at the helm of his new club.
Is losing Patricio a bitter blow for Wolverhampton Wanderers?
Proactively looking to the future, Wolves look set to bring in fellow Portuguese goalkeeper Olympiakos stopper Jose Sa as a replacement, which is set to be confirmed in the coming days [BBC].
In light of this news, no wonder loads of Wolverhampton Wanderers diehards took to Twitter to pay tribute to their icon upon his departure.
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC fans react:
Replying to the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Official Twitter account, here is what some supporters had to say upon hearing the recent developments surrounding Patricio:
“Thanks Rui, just a joy watching you in a Wolves shirt, never ever thought we would ever have a player of your calibre at Wolves. All the best at Roma”
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