One of the biggest changes for Wolves this season after Bruno Lage succeeded Nuno Espirito Santo, came between the sticks.

The club decided to sell Rui Patricio, who has linked up with Jose Moutinho at AS Roma.

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It was not the plan coming into the summer window to sell Patricio.

But Wolves decided to accept the offer before potentially losing him for free next year.

Wolves landed his replacement shortly after, with Jose Sa coming in from Olympiacos for just under £7 million (Sky Sports).

So far, Sa has played three of Wolves’ four games this season.

He’s played all the Premier League matches, while John Ruddy faced Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

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While Sa is yet to keep a clean sheet for his new club, it has definitely been a decent showing from the 28-year-old up to now.

Yes, he may have been a little rash coming out to stop Dele Alli to give away a penalty in the Tottenham Hotspur game. But he was also slightly unlikely there, with the Englishman making sure contact would be made.

 

And some did question him on the Mason Greenwood goal against Manchester United.

But overall, it has been a commendable showing from Sa.

Official Premier League statistics indicate he’s actually joint-second for saves made so far with 11. That is just one less than Hugo Lloris.

And Sa actually currently tops the category for sweeper clearances along with Alisson (5), indicating that he plays with a real decisiveness.

Sa deserves credit

He has not set the world alight, but fans can be pleased with what Sa has shown so far.

Of course, we are only a few weeks into the new season and there isn’t much to go off just yet, but he has looked fairly solid coming in from a non-top five European league.

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It remains to be seen whether he’ll be an upgrade on Patricio.

But for £7 million, Sa was a low-risk signing and has a great chance of proving himself to be good value for money.

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