Wolves confirm permanent signing of Rui Patricio for £16m from Sporting Lisbon following summer transfer row
- Wolves confirm that Sporting Lisbon will receive £16million for Rui Patricio
- Portugal’s No 1 has been at the centre of a transfer row since the summer
- The 30-year-old walked out of Sporting Lisbon along with eight other players
- Sporting Lisbon accused Patricio of a breach of contract and complained to FIFA
Wolves have revealed that they will pay Sporting Lisbon £16million for goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
The Premier League side released a statement on Wednesday evening confirming that the Portugal international will join the club on a permanent deal.
Wolves said they ‘considered the matter finalised’ and would not be entertaining any further questions after the goalkeeper had been at the centre of a transfer row since the summer.
Wolves have confirmed that Sporting Lisbon will receive £16million for Rui Patricio
The goalkeeper has been at the centre of a transfer row since he walked out of Sporting Lisbon
The 30-year-old walked out of the Portuguese club, along with eight other players, in the summer.
It followed disruption at the club – which included a training ground attack on the squad by masked intruders.
Sporting accused Patricio, who won Euro 2016 with Portugal, of a breach of contract and complained to FIFA.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo praised the Portugal No 1’s maturity earlier this month
He joined Wolves on a four-year deal but the clubs have now closed the matter and will stay at Molineux after agreeing a price on the goalkeeper.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said about the goalkeeper earlier this month: ‘He’s a very mature player, a lot of experience and besides that, he’s a man, he knows how to handle things.
‘He can separate things and you must separate things – when you train, when you compete and all the matters which surround you, you have to go away from that and I think he can do it.’
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