Wolverhampton Wanderers will potentially be needing to sign a new goalkeeper this summer.

Rui Patricio is reportedly a target for AS Roma (The Athletic), although it would be a real surprise if the club chose to cash in.

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John Ruddy (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

More likely to depart is John Ruddy, whose contract expires next month,

Ruddy, who signed for the club back in 2017 from Norwich City, could depart as there has been no talk of an extension whatsoever recently – although that doesn’t mean something isn’t being worked on behind the scenes.

If the exit does indeed happen, then Wolves may seek to bring someone else in, even though there are promising talents at the club in Andreas Sondergaard and Matija Sarkic.

Perhaps someone worth considering is Paulo Gazzaniga.

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Paulo Gazzaniga (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

It’s just been announced that he is leaving Tottenham Hotspur after four years.

The Argentine stopper has played back-up to Huge Lloris throughout his time in north London, but generally impressed when called upon in the Frenchman’s absence.

 

Gazzaniga, who just finished a loan spell with Elche, would be the kind of signing Wolves need to make.

You only have to look at the reaction from some Spurs fans on social media to know that this is a player who can do a job.

There are also lots of Liverpool fans clamouring for him to be signed as a replacement for Adrian, with the Reds having been linked with a transfer last year.

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Paulo Gazzaniga (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

He’d be coming in on a free which obviously means more money for Wolves to spend improving other areas of the team.

And he’s probably likely to be happy playing back-up to Patricio, and it’s key to have someone who’s content with such a role.

If Ruddy isn’t going to do another season, it’s an avenue Wolves should consider going down.

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