Roma will complete the signing of Rui Patricio in the next two or three days, according to a report from Italy.

Di Marzio claim that the deal will be done soon and announced in the middle of this week.

Roma have now finalised the sale of Pau Lopez to Marseille, which should pave the way for them to accelerate their pursuit of Patricio.

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The report says the two clubs are now very close in terms of doing a deal, which means it should be confirmed soon.

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Patricio’s future was on hold until the end of Euro 2020. When Portugal were knocked out, his move to Roma moved closer.

Wolves have seemingly already sorted their successor for Patricio, in the shape of Jose Sa.

So you’d expect that when Patricio’s departure is announced, Sa’s arrival won’t take long to follow.

 

This all means that the goalkeeping situation should be resolved in time for Wolves’ first pre-season friendly against Crewe on 17 July.

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Will it just be good to end the saga?

There have been claims and counter claims all summer about Patricio.

And it won’t be good news for Wolves to lose a goalkeeper of his standing.

But if they are going to, it’s best it’s done early in pre-season, which allows Sa as much time as possible to get acquainted with his new club.

There will be pressure on Sa, because Patricio is not an easy man to follow and Roma will get a very good goalkeeper if this report is to be believed.

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