Who is Jose Sa? Things to know


With the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo after four years at the helm, Wolves have recently appointed Bruno Lage as their new boss.

But a change of hot seats may not be the only change at Molineux this summer. After Rui Patricio was intercepted by Jose Mourinho and AS Roma, Wolves have completed the signing of Portuguese (apparently) Portuguese stoppers from Olympiacos.

Do not know much about him? Well, we 90 minutes, have you covered …

The now 28-year-old moved a lot in his youth and took the time to settle in a club.

Enchantments in youth teams in Palmeiras, Merelinense, Benfica and Maritimo preceded his final breakthrough in Porto, where he broke into the first team in 2017/18, before moving permanently to Olympiacos 2019.

The goalkeeper definitely has experience of winning titles and in each of the three seasons he succeeded.

He picked up Liga NOS with Porto 2017/18 and has won Greek Super League titles in a row with Olympiacos 2019/20 and 2020/21.

During his first season as a permanent Olympiacos player, Sa kept a very clean 18 clean sheets in 26 league matches and thus earned the award Goalkeeper of the Year.

His speech in the 13th semester was not enough to get the award for the second time, although it helped his side to the title.

Yes, okay, he’s still unlimited by Portugal.

But he was in the squad for the Nations League winning side in 2019 and undoubtedly has a close relationship with the other Portuguese players on the side that now plays for Wolves – and there are a couple.

Jose Sa in Europa League action against Arsenal / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / Getty Images

He will not be too expensive, but Wolves will still have to shell out something for the Olympiacos player.

Sa is tied to the Greek side until the summer of 2023, which means that some compensation must be paid.

If you decide to start a career mode and choose to sign Sa, you will find the shotgun for a decent 79 overall base rating.

With the right playing time and training program, you can even get that number to 81 – not spectacular, but not bad at all.

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