Wolves have finally confirmed the signing of new goalkeeper Jose Sa.

Sa comes in to replace his fellow Portuguese countryman Rui Patricio, who left to join Roma a few days ago.

Bruno Lage has got his goalkeeping situation sorted ahead of his first pre-season game, although Sa isn’t expected to play at Crewe tomorrow.

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And Technical Director Scott Sellars spoke about the attributes which attracted the club to Sa.

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“Jose is somebody who is very much coming into his peak years as a goalkeeper and has always been high up on our target list,” he said.

“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 throughout his career, especially over the last few years appearing for Olympiacos in the Champions League and Europa League, where he played against us not so long ago.


“He’s played for Portugal, he’s won several league titles and we certainly feel he’s a keeper who is ready for that next step into the Premier League.”

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Now it’s all about how Sa adjusts to life in the Premier League.

Patricio had never played in England but he made the adjustment without a problem.

Patricio is of course a seasoned Portuguese international, and while Sa doesn’t quite have that pedigree he has that European club experience Sellars mentioned.

And he’ll use pre-season to get up to speed with the demands of English football and what Lage wants from his goalkeepers.

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