Rui Patricio is set to sign with AS Roma, with Italian club to pay around £11 million in total.

That is according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, who has been closely monitoring developments over the past weeks.

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It seems Wolverhampton Wanderers will be bidding farewell to the Portugal number one after three seasons in the Black Country.

Patricio joined the club from Sporting CP for around £16 million in 2018 (BBC Sport).

He has been a great servant for the club, making 127 appearances for the club.

That initial £16 million fee has proven excellent business.

Patricio made big contributions to the club’s back-to-back seventh place finishes.

He was also always available.

Romano says Roma’s deal will see them pay an initial £8.5 million, with £2.5 million as add-ons.

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It has previously been claimed by the reporter that Jose Sa will be his replacement.

That said, last night there were new reports Dominik Livakovic could be set for Molineux.

 

Danny Ward and Bartlomiej Dragowski have also been linked, so it could be an interesting next few weeks.

A decent deal for Wolves

£11 million is not a bad fee to secure for a player that turns 34 early next year.

While he is still operating at a good level, Patricio did show a slight decline last season.

A hit of about £5 million is not bad at all.

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Rui Patricio (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Of course, it is important that Wolves bring in a solid replacement.

If the move goes through as expected, Patricio will certainly have left big gloves to fill.

By and large he was very reliable during his time at Molineux.

It’s likely his departure will be a hard one to take for some fans.

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