Wolves confirm signing of goalkeeper Jose Sa on five-year deal

Toby Cudworth
Jose Sa is Wolves' replacement for Rui Patricio
Jose Sa is Wolves' replacement for Rui Patricio / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Wolves have completed the signing of Olympiacos goalkeeper Jose Sa on a five-year contract.

The 28-year-old arrives at Molineux as the replacement for Portugal number one Rui Patricio, who left the club earlier in the week to join Jose Mourinho's Roma.

A deal for Sa has been in the pipeline for a number of weeks, and Wolves have now taken to their official website to confirm that Sa has put pen to paper on a long-term deal.

Speaking of his arrival, Wolves' technical director Scott Sellars said: “Jose is somebody who is very much coming into his peak years as a goalkeeper and has always been high up on our target list.

“He’s aggressive when coming for crosses, he commands his penalty area, has excellent distribution and he’s a very pro-active goalkeeper, and will be an important part in how we want to play under Bruno.

“He’s also gained so much experience throughout his career, especially over the last few years while playing in Greece, appearing for Olympiacos in the Champions League and in the Europa League, where he played against us not so long ago.

“He’s played for Portugal, he’s won several league titles and we certainly feel he’s a keeper who is ready for that next step into the Premier League.”

Josè Mourinho, Rui Patricio
Rui Patricio left Wolves to join Roma at the beginning of the week / Fabio Rossi/Getty Images

Sa has been a prolific winner with Olympiacos, spending three seasons at the Greek champions. He helped them lift their 45th and 46th domestic league titles, and was a major part of their cup success during 2019/20.

He's also familiar with Wolves' new head coach Bruno Lage, having worked with him during his academy days at Benfica. Sa has also been on the books of Porto during his career, teaming up with Ruben Neves and Willy Boly - who both currently ply their trade in the Black Country.

Although not a senior international, Sa has international experience at youth level and represented Portugal at the 2016 Olympic Games.