Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Rui Patricio is apparently determined to seal a move to AS Roma in the next transfer window.

Corriere dello Sport, who have been monitoring the situation closely in recent weeks, have claimed the veteran is waiting for the Italians to make a move for him.

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Rui Patricio (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Patricio has supposedly had talks with managing director Matt Wild, and he made it clear to him that he will not be signing an extension at Molineux.

Currently he only has a year remaining.

Interestingly, it’s also claimed that Patricio feels ‘sorry’ for the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo.

Nuno, of course, left the club by ‘mutual consent’ after the final game of the 2020/21 season against Manchester United.

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Rui Patricio (Photo by Jason Cairnduff – Pool/Getty Images)

It’s added that Patricio has the utmost respect for Wolves, but will not be backing down from his stance and is determined to leave Molineux to join up with Jose Mourinho at Roma.

 

A worry for Wolves

The reports linking Roma and Patricio are not going away and this latest update is a bit of a concern.

It seems like he actually may be on his way this summer.

He might not have had his best season in 2020/21, but Wolves losing Patricio would be a real blow.

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Rui Patricio (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

He is a ‘keeper of great quality and experience and is a popular figure in the dressing room.

Hopefully the club already have some potential replacements in mind, as John Ruddy surely cannot become the number one with Andreas Sondergaard or Matija Sarkic as his understudy.

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