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Wolves should make Gianluigi Donnarumma play, if Rui Patricio leaves

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Rui Patricio continues to be linked with a move away from Molineux.

The stopper has one year remaining on his contract.

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In recent weeks, there have been reports claiming he is a target for Serie A club AS Roma, with Jose Mourinho taking over ahead of 2021/22.

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Patricio joined Wolves in the summer of 2018 from Sporting CP, and has been a great servant for the club.

He’s clocked up 127 appearances to date, and has been a top player over the past couple of years.

But it seems Wolves may seek to cash in before his value further decreases, and the club need to be looking at replacements just in case.

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One man Wolves should be looking at is Gianluigi Donnarumma, a player whose contract is expiring in just weeks.

Paolo Maldini said last month that the 22-year-old would be departing after failing to agree terms with the Rossoneri (ESPN).

There will undoubtedly be a scramble over the star.

Donnarumma’s stock has been sky high ever since he burst onto the scene back in 2015/16 as a 17-year-old.

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Incredibly, he’s already made over 250 appearances in senior football, making him an extremely experienced young player.

He also has 26 caps for Italy.

Quite simply it is huge opportunity for many clubs.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently said that Donnarumma was ‘the best in the world’ (Football Italia).

This is a goalkeeper of massive quality and huge potential, and the fact he won’t be costing anything in terms of a transfer fee is a big draw.

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It’s likely some of Europe’s top clubs will be all over him.

But if Patricio is going to depart, then Wolves should ambitiously throw their hat into the ring.

Patricio is a top earner at Molineux on £100,000-a-week (Spotrac), and so his weekly wages could be pumped into an offer to Donnarumma.

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