Patricio has performed each minute of Wolves’ Premier League marketing campaign to this point

Wolves are near agreeing a £15m payment with Sporting Lisbon for Rui Patricio, with the goalkeeper praised for his “maturity” throughout an unsure time.

Patricio was one in every of 9 Sporting gamers to terminate his contract following an assault by followers in Might.

After signing for Wolves in June, Sporting complained to Fifa and demanded £50m in compensation.

Supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo mentioned Patricio, ever-present within the aspect this season, had been “doing a job effectively”.

He added: “He is a really mature participant, he has loads of expertise and in addition to that, he is aware of how one can deal with issues.

“He can separate issues and it’s essential to separate issues – once you practice, once you compete and all of the issues that encompass you. It’s a must to go away from that.

“As a membership, Wolves have wonderful behaviour on this state of affairs. The rest will probably be mentioned by the membership.”

Final season’s Championship winners Wolves are seventh within the Premier League desk, unbeaten of their previous six video games, and subsequent play at dwelling to Watford on Saturday.


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