Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Wolves are close to losing goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
This certainly hasn’t been a quiet summer so far for Wolves, with the appointment of Bruno Lage following Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure. But as well as incomings, it appears as though there could be an outgoing on the horizon in the form of goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Speaking on the Here We Go podcast, Romano claimed that the two clubs were close to reaching an agreement over the 33-year-old, and revealed how much Lage’s men were set to receive to make the deal happen:
“The new goalkeeper of Roma will be Rui Patricio, an agreement is really close with Wolverhampton, it’s around €10m plus add-ons, and they will complete this deal with Wolverhampton.”
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments about Rui Patricio leaving Wolves…
Is Rui Patricio the best goalkeeper to ever play for Wolves?
No, not quite yet
Yes, he's fantastic
It certainly will be a change for Wolves fans to come to grips with, especially given that he has been a near-ever-present for the club since he arrived. Barring the domestic cup games, he’s only missed four games since his arrival.
But it’s not just the fans that will need to adjust, the players are going to have to as well. That level of familiarity is incredibly important for goalkeepers and defenders, and now the current crop at the club are going to have to get familiar with another goalkeeper all over again.
So whilst the club certainly look like they’ll have the money to invest in a new one, it’s important to get it right. We saw what happened with Claudio Bravo at Manchester City when it comes to buying the wrong goalkeeper, and hopefully Wolves don’t end up having a similar situation at Molineux to begin the Lage era.