Roma finally get their hands on their new goalkeeper for the 21/22 campaign and more.
The club announced a few minutes ago the arrival of Rui Patricio for a fee of €11.5 million from English side Wolverhampton. The player arrived in the Italian capital earlier today and after undergoing his medical, he signed a three-year contract with the Roman club that runs until the summer of 2024.
The goalkeeper released the following statement:
“Roma is a big club and a new challenge and I’m excited to try and help the club achieve its targets.”
He also mentioned Mourinho’s role in his arrival.
“In José Mourinho we are talking about one of the greatest coaches in the world and I am excited to start working with him and doing everything I can to help the team.”
Tiago Pinto, Roma’s General Manager, added:
“Rui Patricio brings with him a huge amount of success with the Portuguese national team and a number of successful seasons in the Premier League in which he only underlined his quality: as we welcome him to the club we are certain that our group of players will benefit from the arrival of a goalkeeper with such an array of international experience to call upon.”
The Portuguese shot-stopper completes the move after making 127 appearances for Wolverhampton across the last three years and 97 caps for the Portuguese national team. He was one of the protagonists of the Euros winning squad in 2016 and Mourinho’s first choice in goal.
Patricio will wear the No.1 shirt.