Wolves YouTuber Dave Azzopardi has given his verdict on the rumours linking Wolves with Leicester City goalkeeper Danny Ward, stating that despite the Welshman’s impressive performances at Euro 2020, he doesn’t believe the signing would convince Wolves fans.
It has been reported in recent weeks that long-time shot-stopper Rui Patricio, who has been at Wolves since he signed in 2018, could be leaving the Midlands this summer as there are growing rumours linking him with a move to Roma, with Olympiacos’ Jose Sa apparently lined up to replace him.
With Patricio potentially on his way out of Wolves, Bruno Lage’s side would need to find a replacement for the Portuguese No 1.
In recent days, Lage has been linked with a move for Leicester City backup goalkeeper Danny Ward, who has put on some impressive displays in this summer’s European Championships as Rob Page’s side qualified for the round of 16.
However, speaking to the Talking Wolves YouTube channel, Azzopardi admitted he wouldn’t be too impressed with the potential signing of Ward:
“Apparently, Roma haven’t quite offered what Wolves want yet [for Patricio], so as it stands, he is still a Wolves goalkeeper.
“It’s pretty common knowledge at the moment there Jose Sa is one of, if not the replacement for Wolves, but we’ve had some more information over the last couple of days on goalkeepers that Wolves are reportedly looking at as well.
“There was a rumour as well regarding Welsh goalkeeper Danny Ward, he’s currently No 2 at Leicester City behind Kasper Schmeichel.
“Football Insider have said that Wolves are keeping their tabs on him as well. He’s No 2 at Leicester, he has signed a new long-term contract in the last year or so and Leicester spent quite a bit of money on him initially, so of course, it will be interesting to see.
“I think he’d probably want to move from Leicester to be No 1 at another club, and he’s doing okay the Euros so far as we speak. But I don’t think it would convince too many Wolves fans, so I’m not 100% sure on that one, if I am honest.”
TIF Thoughts on Danny Ward…
After another batch of impressive international performances, Ward has surely entered a crossroads period in his career where he begins to weigh up his options, as he has arguably proved he is good enough to be someone’s No 1.
He might not have the experience of his would-be predecessor, but Ward could certainly be a shrewd coup for Wolves, especially at his current market value of £5.4million (Transfermarkt).