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Wolves transfer news: Club could offer Rui Patricio new contract if he stays

Wolverhampton Wanderers will reportedly offer Rui Patricio a new contract if he stays at the club.

That’s the claim from The Athletic, who say AS Roma are yet to make an official bid for the goalkeeper.

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The Portugal number one has been linked with the Italian outfit for a number of weeks now.

Jose Mourinho is said to want to link up with his fellow countryman at Stadio Olimpico.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano reported recently that Patricio is closely to sealing the transfer.

And should the move come to fruition, Wolves will move for Olympiacos stopper Jose Sa, he says.

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Interestingly, The Athletic are saying Wolves will present a contract offer to Patricio if he remains at Molineux.

At the moment, he only has a year remaining.

It is not stated how many years he’ll be offered.

But one would imagine it would be one – like John Ruddy – or two maximum given he is 33.

Do Wolves want to keep Patricio?

That Wolves are reportedly planning to offer a new deal might suggest that the club don’t want to lose Patricio.

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Maybe they are hoping the veteran will have a change of heart if he knows a contract extension offer awaits.

The star has certainly shown at Euro 2020 that he can still perform to a high level.

Ideally he would stay, but the continuous speculation since the end of the 2020/21 season does suggest an exit is reasonably likely.