Report: Wolves could offer Rui Patricio a new contract
Wolves fans hoping to see Rui Patricio stay beyond the transfer window may have been given reason for encouragement, with The Athletic reporting that Roma are yet to make a bid for the goalkeeper.
Patricio has been a stalwart of the Wolves side since he arrived in 2018. The 33-year-old has made 127 appearances for the club in all competitions.
However, there has been plenty of speculation surrounding his future at Molineux.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to take him to Roma. And at one stage, it was claimed that the goalkeeper could leave for just £6.9 million.
Interestingly, it seemed that Wolves had identified potential replacements for the stopper. The Athletic suggested that they could target Sam Johnstone or Danny Ward.
But perhaps, those assuming Patricio was going may have jumped the gun.
According to The Athletic, Roma are yet to make a bid. Meanwhile, Patricio is not pushing to leave the Premier League side.
It has been suggested that Jorge Mendes is negotiating a potential move to the Giallorossi.
But Wolves are prepared to extend his stay beyond next summer should he stick around.
The Athletic reports that he will be offered a new deal if he does not join Roma. His current terms expire next year.
Wolves keeping Rui Patricio and agreeing new contract would be an early boost for Bruno Lage
Of course, Wolves may have to think about replacing Patricio anyway in the coming years.
He is now entering the twilight of his career. However, it would surely be a big boost if the £100,000-a-week star extended his contract.
Bruno Lage will be learning about his squad. He will also be looking to see which areas need improving.
It would be helpful if a new goalkeeper is not needed.
Patricio has been an outstanding signing. And replacing him would be an extremely tricky task.
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