Goalkeeper Jose Sa has spoken about how it’s been settling in for him at Wolves since his summer move from Olympiacos.
The 28-year-old arrived as a replacement for the departed Rui Patricio.
The Portugal number one was sold to AS Roma after three years of service at Molineux.
Some were a little wary about the little-known Sa – who cost around £7 million – at first.
But he has very quickly become a favourite at Molineux, and very few people are thinking about Patricio anymore.
Sa has kept four clean sheets so far which is fairly average, but he has been sensational between the sticks.
He’s made key saves, commanded his area and showed wonderful distribution – even assisting Raul Jimenez’s winner against Southampton.
Not only are people loving him on the pitch, but Sa seems an infectious character off it.
He seems to be very settled already, and the star has admitted his transition period was easy, describing the group as ‘amazing’.
He told the club’s official website: “It was easier to settle here because we have an amazing group, as well as a lot of Portuguese. I already know them from Portugal and the national team, so it was very easy for me to adapt to the club and the Premier League because they helped me a lot.”
Currently, there is one thing that Sa – who hails from Braga in the north of Portugal – admits to not being so keen on.
He added: “It’s a little cold at the moment! But the people here are very good and it’s a real family club. I am very happy to be here and help when they need me.”
Jose Sa signing could not have turned out any better for Wolves
Jose Sa is having a superb season for Wolves, and has definitely been one of the best players in his position in the whole league so far.
It is fantastic to see him hit the ground running so quickly.
Following in the footsteps of Patricio would have been a slightly daunting prospect.
But he has excelled, with many already suggesting he is an upgrade on his fellow countryman.
And some credit must go to the other players in the squad. Clearly, they have made Sa feel welcome very quickly and aided his settling in process.