Neves and Edwards hail Sa as the league's best goalkeeper this season
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Edwards and Neves think Sa has been the league's best goalkeeper this season

Ruben Neves has hailed Jose Sa as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League during his maiden season at Wolves.

That is a view echoed by former Molineux midfielder David Edwards in his Express and Star column after the 3-1 win over Southampton.

Sa did not keep a clean sheet on Saturday, but it took an absolute scorcher of a free-kick from James Ward-Prowse to beat him and of course Wolves won anyway.

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“I genuinely believe at this moment in time Jose Sa is the best keeper in the league. All of a sudden a button has been hit and people start to recognise how good he is,” wrote Edwards.

“You’ve got to put his distribution up there with Alisson and Ederson, his shot-stopping too. His effect on Wolves is almost what Alisson did when he arrived at Anfield.

“The form of four wins from five and although they’ve managed three goals at Molineux twice in a row, which is almost unheard of in recent years, it’s the defence for me that continues to excel.

“Wolves were a little sloppy in the first half against Southampton but the foundation on which they can build from the excellent Jose Sa and the back three is brilliant.”

It is a bold claim to put Sa up there with some of the best goalkeepers in the world in Ederson and Alisson but you cannot say it is not justified.

Gary Neville hailed Sa as the signing of the Premier League season in December, putting him above his former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

His impact at Molineux has been sensational and long may it continue. It is exciting that Wolves seem to have more gears to go through, as they become more proactive under Bruno Lage.