Everton target Rui Patricio speaks about prospective summer transfer

Portugal's Rui Patricio

Everton target Rui Patricio has stated that he is calm regarding the speculation surrounding his future this summer.

Portugal's Rui Patricio

Speaking to O Jogo, Everton target Rui Patricio has stated that he is not obsessed about leaving Sporting Lisbon.

It was widely expected that the Toffees would be very active in the transfer market following the appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager this summer but a bit surprisingly, the Toffees have been very quiet so far.

Everton have only brought in the duo of Idrissa Gueye and Maarten Stekelenburg and despite being linked with a number of high profile names, it remains to be seen which players will eventually join the Merseyside based outfit.

Portugal's Rui Patricio

Despite the arrival of Stekelenburg, bringing in another new goalkeeper certainly seems to be a priority for Koeman and it was reported by DN Sport recently that Everton were considering a swoop for Portuguese international Rui Patricio.

Patricio has been one of the most consistent custodians in Europe over the past few years and the goalkeeper played a key role in helping Portugal lift the European Championship in the summer, leading to a host of clubs across Europe courting his services.

Portugal's Rui Patricio celebrates

Everton seemingly have the most concrete interest in signing Patricio but the 28-year-old has now gone on to deal the Toffees a blow in their hopes of completing the transfer by stating that he is not desperate to leave Sporting this summer.

As quoted by O Jogo, Patricio replied when asked about the speculation, “I deal with it naturally. I’m a Sporting player and I have no kind of obsession to leave. I’m calm and I want to enjoy this moment.

“If there are offers, obviously, they will be thought about by me and by Sporting. But as Sporting are my home, Sporting will have the final word.”

Portugal's Rui Patricio saves from Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski during the penalty shootout

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