The appointment of Jose Mourinho by AS Roma could end up affecting Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to a new report today.
La Gazzetta dello Sport believe The Special One’s decision to become the Serie A club’s new head coach could lead to interest in a player at Molineux.
The publication say that Rui Patricio could be suitable for Mourinho at Roma.
There is, of course, mention of super-agent Jorge Mendes, who represents both Mourinho and Patricio.
But while Patricio could apparently be an option, he isn’t the top target at least, with Udinese’s Juan Musso supposedly the priority.
Patricio has been with Wolves since the summer of 2018, after signing from Sporting CP for a fee of around £16 million (BBC Sport).
The 33-year-old has been a fantastic servant for the club so far, and has already clocked up 124 appearances.
In his first season he played all but one game in the Premier League, and didn’t miss a single league game last term.
In 2020/21, he is on course to replicate that, having made 34 with four games remaining.
Wolves should not sell
There doesn’t seem to be too much to this.
It was perhaps inevitable that one of Wolves’ players was going to get linked to Roma once they’d named Mourinho as their new manager for next season.
Patricio’s level has dipped slightly compared to his past couple of seasons but he remains a top quality goalkeeper who has bags of experience.
There are areas of the team that need improving urgently, but the goalkeeper is not one of them.