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Rui Patricio commits his Future to Wolves after Sporting Resignation

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The 30yr old who currently participating in the world cup edition in Russia recently joined Wolves on a four year deal. Wolves who earn a promotion to the Premier league after lifting the England Championship trophy last season. Wolves who are currently on a transfer surge snapped him as they prepare to reinforce players ahead of the beginning 2018 Premier league. Despite Wolves Preparation, their winning at 10bet the 2018 Premier league will still be high.

Rui Patricio who is 30 years of age left Portuguese Primera side Sporting Lisbon to the Molineux, becoming the foxes second new signing of the transfer window in a deal subject to international clearance. His arrival follows that of Raul Jimenez, who recently joined on loan from rivals Benfica last week. Patricio prior to the switch made 400 appearances for the Lisbon based outfit where he kept 179 clean sheets. He also clinched the Taca de Portugal accolade twice and the Taca de Liga trophy in his previous season.

Despite impressive stats at the club, his relationship with the club ended in a sour end as he terminated his own contract in the aftermath of attack by a section of club supporters at the end of the previous league season after they missed out on the qualification spots for the Champion’s League. Sporting Lisbon have commenced legal actions against Patricio and six other players though.

Rui Patricio who is current away on international duty is the first choice shot stopper of the Portuguese national team and was also present when the team lifted the 2016 edition of the Euro football continental showpiece in France. The arrival of the Portuguese no doubt could be to fill in the void space left by the unavailability of first choice keeper Karl Ikeme. The Nigeria have been in the sideline due to his treatment of acute leukemia.

Wolves who return to the England topflight division will be avoiding a speedy return to the championship division. The Foxes displayed dominance in the 2017/2018 edition of the England championship as the finished top of the league with 99 points, 9 points ahead of second placed Cardiff city and 11 points above third-placed Fulham, who eventually won the play-off to join the top two in the Premier League. The Portuguese Goalkeeper also possesses impressive stats as well as wealth of experience in which Wolves could rely on for survival. Patricio have a height of 190cm and weight of 84kg which is quite impressive for a shot-stopper in the Premier league. He also possesses long pass which means he could be able to launch the balls in into the box of the opponent in desperate moment. Patricio during his days at Sporting proved to have a very good reflex action when he is called into action and this will be essential in the premier league which is generally a high tempo one. His ability to save football attempts from both close and far range coupled with his level of concentration makes him a perfect signing from Wolves football club. Patricio though powerless against Spain as he was beaten thrice on the night of their first world cup game remains the best berth for Wolves who could count themselves lucky to snap an experience young goalie at almost zero cost.

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