Deal for Rui Patricio on standby, Roma evaluating additional options


Roma and new manager José Mourinho have prioritised a new goalkeeper during this summer’s transfer window, seeking an upgrade on current first choice shot-stopper Pau Lopez.

One of the first names that the Giallorossi focused in on was 33 year-old Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio. The Portuguese international has spent the previous three seasons with the English side, but a call from ‘The Special One’ has tempted him to leave the club.

After opening negotiations late last month, Roma quickly reached a contract agreement with the goalkeeper and his agent Jorge Mendes, who also represents Mourinho.

Not long thereafter, the capital club commenced negotiations with Wolves, though, the two sides haven’t struck an agreement on a transfer fee.

Even though few hurdles exist in finding a complete agreement, Roma have put the deal on standby according to Alessandro Austini of Il Tempo.

Reportedly, the Giallorossi are evaluating alternative, younger goalkeeping options before finalising the acquisition of the 33 year-old.

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