2021/22 was a highly impressive season for Wolves star Jose Sa.
The goalkeeper joined the club from Olympiacos last summer, and many fans were certainly sceptical about his arrival.
Plenty still felt Rui Patricio was a playing at a decent level.
He had dipped compared to his previous couple of campaigns, but the overall feeling was that Wolves were taking a big risk selling him.
He headed to AS Roma, and in came Sa at Molineux.
And the 29-year-old quickly set about proving himself as a bargain for just under £7 million.
Sa showcased a fantastic all-round game, impressing especially with his ability to sweep – something Patricio never really did.
He made many crucial saves for Wolves over the course of the season, and his contributions put the club into contention for European football.
Sadly Wolves lost their way at the end, and disappointingly finished 10th.
But it was a great season personally for Sa, who has gained many admirers since coming to England.
The latest person to speak highly of him is Manchester City superstar Kevin De Bruyne.
He may recently have put four goals past him at Molineux, but the Belgium international has been impressed with Sa, picking him in a hypothetical Premier League five-a-side team.
He said in a video with COPA 90: “I would say this year Jose Sa. I think he was really good.”
De Bruyne also selected Virgil van Dijk, N’Golo Kane, Harry Kane and himself.
Acknowledgement from the best for Wolves star Jose Sa
It is great to hear praise for Jose Sa from De Bruyne, who is probably the best player in the Premier League.
It really was a stunning debut campaign from Sa, whose efforts ultimately prevented Wolves from finishing lower down in the table.
The challenge now will be for Sa to go again in 2022/23.
He’s set high standards, and he will do very well to have as good a campaign as his first.