Sa replaces Patricio on a five-year contract


Wolves have completed the signing of Olympiaco goalkeeper Jose Sa on a five-year contract.

The 28-year-old arrives at Molineux as a replacement for Portugal’s number one Rui Patricio, who left the club earlier this week to join Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

A deal for Sa has been underway for a number of weeks and Wolves have now taken to their official website to confirm that Sa has put paper on paper about a long-term deal.

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Speaking about his arrival, Wolves’ technical director Scott Sellars said: “Jose is someone who very much enters his peak years as a goalkeeper and has always been high on our goal list.

“He is aggressive when he comes for posts, he commands his penalty area, has an excellent distribution and he is a very proactive goalkeeper and will be an important part of how we want to play under Bruno.

“He has also gained so much experience throughout his career, especially in recent years when he played in Greece, and he played for Olympiacos in the Champions League and in the Europa League, where he played against us not so long ago.

“He has played for Portugal, he has won several league titles and we really feel that he is a goalkeeper who is ready for the next step into the Premier League.”

Rui Patricio left Wolves to join Roma earlier this week / Fabio Rossi / Getty Images

Sa has been a prolific winner with Olympiacos and spent three seasons at the Greek champions. He helped them lift their 45th and 46th domestic league titles and was a big part of their cup success in 2019/20.

He also knows of Wolve’s new head coach Bruno Lage, after working with him during his academy days at Benfica. Sa has also been involved in Porto in his career and has teamed up with Ruben Neves and Willy Boly – both of whom are currently trading in the black country.

Although he is not a senior international, Sa has international experience at the youth level and represented Portugal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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