Wolves’ goalkeeping situation has been under the microscope so far this summer.
Rui Patricio has been strongly linked with an exit to join Roma, but it was reported earlier this week that deal was on the rocks.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that’s not the case, though. He says Patricio is close to joining Roma.
That could open the door for Roma stopper Pau Lopez to leave and Olympiakos’ Jose Sa to come to Molineux.
It feels like a bit of a goalkeeping merry-go-round and it’ll likely only be resolved when Patricio’s involvement at Euro 2020 is over.
The Athletic paint a slightly different picture of the situation. They claim Roma manager Jose Mourinho would love to take Patricio to Italy, but Wolves haven’t had an official offer yet.
Conversations have apparently taken place, but Wolves aren’t pushing to sell Patricio, despite the fact he has just one year left on his contract.
They’d apparently be open to a big offer and naturally have looked at alternative goalkeepers – presumably including Sa, 28 – in the event he leaves.
We’ll know more after the Euros
Wolves fans understandably want to know who their club’s first choice goalkeeper for next season will be.
Bruno Lage would likely prefer that situation to be sorted too.
But Patricio’s involvement at the Euros slows the process down and we’ll likely only get an answer when Portugal have been knocked out.
That could be on Sunday, given they face a tough test against Belgium. Similiarly, it could be after July 11, if they defend their crown.
Romano has clearly been bullish about the state of affairs, while the Athletic report there’s more scope for change. Time will tell.
In the meantime, Wolves have sorted their second-choice goalkeeper already, extending John Ruddy’s contract.
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