After three successful seasons at Molineux it appears that Rui Patricio’s Premier League journey may be coming to an end, and thus,Wolves are now on the hunt for a new shot-stopper with Danny Ward being labelled as a very good goalkeeper by Wolves legend, Steve Bull.
Patricio has been linked with a move to Roma which would likely offer him a better chance of playing some European football and with a reported £10 million price tag on his head, Bruno Lage would likely bank that money to improve other areas of the pitch.
As it stands, John Ruddy is Wolves number two and with plenty of Premier League experience he would likely not be a bad option for next season but they have also been linked with Wales’ Euros hero, Ward.
The 28-year-old has had to be a back-up to Kasper Schmeichel at Leicester City which is a clear waste of his talents judging by his performances for Wales this summer, which has led to Bull claiming he is a top-class keeper, something he exclusively told Football FanCast:
“He’s energetic and a very good keeper who I watched the other night for Wales and he was pulling off great saves left, right and centre.”
Patricio has been Wolves’ undisputed number one since he arrived in the Midlands back in 2018 but with the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo and the potential to play under Jose Mourinho, this could be the time that the 33-year-old decides to move on.
The current Wolves number one proved he still has plenty left to offer on the pitch when he tipped Paul Pogba’s long range effort onto the post during Portugal’s crucial 2-2 draw in their final group stage match.