Jose Sa: Wolves sign Portuguese goalkeeper from Olympiakos as replacement for Rui Patricio


Wolves have signed Portuguese goalkeeper Jose Sa from Olympiakos on a five-year deal.

The 28-year-old has joined as a alternative for Portugal worldwide goalkeeper Rui Patricio, who left the membership on Tuesday to signal for Roma on a three-year deal.

Wolves pays a payment within the area of £6.85m for Sa, whereas they’re set to earn round £10.25m from Roma for Patricio following his transfer to Jose Mourinho’s facet.

Sa initially joined Olympiakos from Porto in 2018 on a season-long mortgage deal and sealed a everlasting switch to the Greek giants the next summer time, signing a four-year deal.

He established himself because the membership’s No 1 and helped them clinch two successive Greek Tremendous League titles in his final two seasons on the membership, retaining 62 clear sheets in 124 appearances.

Sa has already met varied of his new Wolves team-mates when he confronted them within the 2019/20 Europa League round-of-16 tie with Olympiakos, whereas he additionally shared the altering room with Ruben Neves and Willy Boly throughout his time at Porto.

Previous to his transfer to Greece, Sa spent his profession in Portugal, progressing up the youth ranks at Merelinense and Benfica – below new Wolves head coach Bruno Lage – earlier than breaking via as an expert at Maritimo.

Sa represented Portugal at youth degree and was referred to as as much as the senior facet by Fernando Santos varied instances, together with for the 2019 Nations League finals, regardless of by no means incomes a cap.

Sa confronted Manchester Metropolis in final season’s Champions League

Wolves have already confirmed the signing of Portuguese winger Francisco Trincao from Barcelona on a season-long take care of an possibility to purchase for £25m, in addition to Colombian defender Yerson Mosquera from Atletico Nacional.

The membership have additionally moved to signal Rayan Ait-Nouri on a five-year deal following his season-long mortgage from Angers, and pays the French membership a payment of round £9.5m.

Wolves fixtures 2021/22: Lage begins with Leicester journey

Wolves Fixtures 2021/22

Wolves will journey to Midlands rivals Leicester of their opening recreation of the 2021/22 Premier League season.

Bruno Lage, appointed as successor to fellow Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo, will then see his facet host Tottenham and Manchester United in his first two house video games in cost at Molineux.

Wolves will play Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis – the earlier two Premier League winners – in back-to-back video games early in December.

They welcome newly-promoted Watford to Molineux on Boxing Day, earlier than away video games at Arsenal and Manchester United through the Christmas and New Yr schedule.

Wolves will face Chelsea and Liverpool on the highway both facet of internet hosting Norwich within the last month of the league marketing campaign.


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