Jose Sa has finally linked up with his new Wolves teammates at their pre-season training camp in Marbella.
It quickly became clear that Sa was Wolves’ first choice to replace Rui Patricio, with the first links in early June, before Euro 2020.
The move took a while but he’s finally a Wolves player and has got to work with his new team.
He posted a message on Instagram following his first days of pre-season training.
John Ruddy started the first game of pre-season, the 1-0 loss against Crewe on Saturday.
It remains to be seen how quickly Sa comes into the team, given he’s behind in terms of pre-season preparation.
Ruddy might fancy a battle for the gloves this season with Sa, having signed a one-year extension himself this summer.
He also captained the side at Crewe, which means Bruno Lage has already recognised his leadership skills and seniority within the squad.
What Wolves can expect from Sa
This will be Sa’s first season in English football so many Wolves fans might not know what to expect from their new goalkeeper.
Technical director Scott Sellars gave an idea after Sa’s arrival was confirmed, saying: “Jose is very much coming into his peak years as a goalkeeper and has always been high up on our target list.
“He’s aggressive when coming for crosses, he commands his penalty area, has excellent distribution and he’s a very pro-active goalkeeper, and will be an important part in how we want to play under Bruno.
“He’s also gained so much experience, especially over the last few years appearing for Olympiacos in the Champions League and Europa League. He’s a ‘keeper who is ready for that next step into the Premier League.”
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