Roma have officially announced the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Rui Patricio in a deal worth €11.5m plus bonuses.
The Italian club had been linked with
for a number of weeks, and the Portuguese goalkeeper has become
’s first signing since he was appointed asRoma
manager in May.
The goalkeeper arrived in Rome earlier today and completed a medical before he signed a three-year deal until June 2024.
Patricio's agent Jorge Mendes spent weeks negotiating the terms of a deal and then Wolves finally accepted an offer of €11.5 million plus variable performance-related bonuses
“Roma is a big club and a new challenge and I’m excited to try and help the club achieve its targets,”
Patricio told theofficial Roma website
“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.”
The 33-year-old moved to Molineux from Sporting Lisbon for £16.2m in 2018.
He kept 37 clean sheets in 157 games for Wolves and conceded just over a goal per game. He made critical saves in many matches during last season to keep his side in games, and he’s always been an underrated keeper in the league.
“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,”
added Roma general manager Tiago Pinto
“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.”