Wolverhampton Wanderers are closing in on the signing of a new goalkeeper to replace the Roma-bound Rui Patricio. Portuguese international Patricio has been almost unstoppable in the Wolves goal since joining the club from Sporting Lisbon three years ago. He is on the verge of leaving Wolves for Roma and that could spark a series of transfers across Europe.


Experienced Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marziorevealed that the transfer for Patricio would be confirmed this weekend. Wolves have already identified Olympiakos shot stopper Jose Sa as the man to succeed Patricio at the Molineux. The Premier League team has already agreed a deal with Greek champions Olympiakos for the transfer of Sa for an initial fee of €9m. 28-year-old Sa is a client of renowned super agent Jorge Mendes and he has similar attributes with Patricio. The Olympiakos goalkeeper is reliable, strong and excellent as far as commanding his area is concerned.

Sa has three league titles from his time at FC Porto and Olympiakos. Media outlet Gazzetta revealed that the deal is very close. The signing could be made around the same time as the exit of Patricio to Roma.

Olympiakos have already sounded out the man to replace Sa in their goal. AZ Alkmaar shot stopper Marco Bizot is the favourite to replace Sa but the Greek Super League club will have to initiate negotiations with his Dutch Eredivisie team. Czech Republic shot stopper Tomas Vaclik impressed for his country at the Euro 2020 tournament and he’s also an option for Olympiakos.

Wolves were linked with several goalkeepers from Leicester City player Danny Ward of Wales to West Brom star Sam Johnstoneof England to Fiorentina shot stopper Bartlomiej. In the end, the midlands club settled for Sa thereby adding to the Portuguese contingent at the club.