Wolves look set for a change in the goalkeeping department this summer.

Rui Patricio is apparently bound for Roma, now managed by former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho of course.

Wolves have already identified their top choice to replace him, Olympiakos goalkeeper Jose Sa.

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A report by Greek outlet SDNA claims that Sa’s move to Wolves is in its final stages.

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There’s still some work to be done before the deal gets finalised, but not much.

Olympiakos expect Sa to join Wolves to the extent that they’ve already identified his replacement.

The report claims that they have their sights set on Fabiano, who plays for Cypriot club AC Omonia.

 

Apparently, there is even an agreement in principle to sign the stopper, meaning that as soon as Euro 2020 is over, a trio of goalkeeping transfers should slot into place.

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Early business should help Sa settle

Getting Patricio at Wolves was a real coup, even if there has been an ongoing blind spot at his near post.

That means Sa has big gloves to fill, but at 28, he has the experience to cope.

Getting the deal in place early means Sa should know where his future lies and he can prepare himself for life in England and the Premier League.

A change in the goalkeeping department is never ideal, especially when the goalkeeper is as good as Patricio.

But it seems Wolves have moved quickly to sort it out and will hope Sa can offer similar quality and reliability.

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