Arsenal are getting ready to make an offer of €15m for Rui Patricio according to a report in Record in Portugal who got their information from RMC in France.
- Sporting want 3 times what Arsenal are ‘preparing’ to offer
- Rui Patricio has 10 cleansheets in 24 Liga NOS games this season
- He is a product of Sporting, having made his way through the youth ranks
- Rui Patricio has 56 caps for Portugal
Arsenal are believed to be looking for a keeper to replace the declining Petr Cech.
David Ospina has shown that he can’t cut it, Wojciech Szczesny doesn’t want to return to Arsenal if Arsene Wenger stays and Emiliano Martine is miles away from being ready.
Already, the names Jack Butland and Kasper Schmeichel have made the press, but now there’s a new one coming out of Portugal – Rui Patricio.
The Sporting keeper is believed to have a €45m release clause in his contract that runs until June 2022.
If true, €15m isn’t going to cut it according to Record.