Jorge Mendes could take Rui Patricio away from Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Calciomercato reporting that Jose Mourinho’s Roma are eyeing a cut-price move for the veteran goalkeeper.
The super-agent giveth, the super-agent taketh away.
Three years after Wolves used their relationship with one of football’s most powerful figures to bring a European Championship-winning goalkeeper to Molineux, Patricio may soon be on his way to another club Mendes has on speed dial.
Jose Mourinho, another Mendes client, was announced as the new coach of a struggling Serie A giant last week.
According to reports coming out of Italy today, the former Tottenham boss could be joined at the Stadio Olimpico by his 33-year-old compatriot.
Patricio has just over 12 months left on his contract.
This, coupled with the fact that he is well into his thirties now, means Wolves may be forced to accept a bid in the region of £8 million for a man who has started all 35 Premier League games in 2020/21.
In truth, this is a transfer saga Wolves could do without.
The only other senior shot-stopper in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad, John Ruddy, is also expected to depart when his deal expires in July.
Then again, Patricio has fallen slightly short of his usually lofty standards at times this season – like most of his Wolves teammates – making a couple of uncharacteristic errors during what has turned into a miserable campaign at Molineux.