Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio has completed a move from Wolves to Roma for an initial fee of €11.5 million.
The Portugal international who has signed a three-year contract that runs until 30 June 2024 becomes Jose Mourinho’s first signing as Roma boss.
A club statement read: ”The club is delighted to announce the signing of Portugal international goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Patricio, 33, is the Giallorossi’s first signing of the summer – arriving from Premier League side Wolverhamption Wanderers on a permanent deal.
He joins for an initial fee of €11.5 million. The agreement also includes a number of performance-related clauses, based on the achievement of set targets on behalf of both the club and the player.”
“Roma is a big club and a new challenge and I’m excited to try and help the club achieve its targets,” Patricio said.
“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.”
Patricio has picked up a wealth of experience in his career to date: earning 97 caps for Portugal, with whom he won the 2016 European Championship, to establish himself as their most-capped goalkeeper of time.
He began his club at Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he remains their second all-time leading appearance-maker, before establishing himself as one of the finest goalkeepers in the Premier League after moving to Wolves in 2018.
Patricio will wear the No. 1 shirt at Roma.