Report: Wolves on verge of player sale, could pocket initial £8.6m
Wolves are reportedly close to an agreement with Roma over Rui Patricio, according to Sky Sports.
The outlet claims the Italians are nearing the Molineux club’s valuation for their first-choice goalkeeper.
According to Sky Italy, the structure of the deal could feature an initial £8.6m payment, followed by bonuses.
The move could pick up pace now Portugal are no longer at Euro 2020, having lost to Belgium in the last 16.
Roma are apparently looking to sell Pau Lopez first before sealing the Patricio deal.
Sky Sports claims Jose Mourinho’s new club is now in talks with Marseille over the double sale of the Spanish keeper and Cengiz Under.
Patricio’s time at Molineux
Patricio moved to Wolves from Sporting Lisbon for £16.2m.
He has made 157 appearances for the club and kept 37 clean sheets, including 31 in the Premier League.
Patricio shone under Nuno Espirito Santo, who left Wolves at the end of the season.
Jorge Mendes, who Mourinho has worked closely with for many years, is Patricio’s agent.
Wolves could lose “great” goalkeeper
Patricio is a top goalkeeper, with nearly 600 appearances for Sporting and Wolves as well as nearly 100 Portugal caps.
Mourinho himself previously hailed the keeper for his display in a Champions League game between Chelsea and Sporting in 2014.
The Blues won 1-0 at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, with Patricio delivering a masterclass in between the sticks.
“There were great saves from Patricio,” the Daily Mail quoted Mourinho as saying.
“Games like this can end up 4-0 or 5-0, but it ended up 1-0 and a well managed goal.”
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