With news this week that Wolverhampton Wanderers had struck an agreement with Sporting Lisbon over the signing of Portuguese international goalkeeper Rui Patricio, Wolves fans were obviously delighted that the distraction was now over.
— Wolves (@Wolves) October 31, 2018
With the 30-year-old cancelling his contract at Sporting Lisbon following players being confronted and attacked at their training ground, he cancelled his contract along with many other players and having backed out of negotiations originally with Wolves, Sporting kicked up a fuss in the media complete with threats, when the reality was Wolves had done nothing wrong.
It was an interesting public relations campaign that they would never have tested in front of FIFA as a loss would’ve been worth far more than Patricio given the other players who walked away from the club and the likely outcome was always the stink was just designed to get Wolves back to the table so they could save some face.
That’s exactly what happened and it was exactly what was expected.
Worth every penny
— DA ???????????????????????????? (@WWFC_Dxn29) October 31, 2018
Yay! We have one very very happy Charlie Baker ????⚽️???? Good luck Rui, you are a true gentleman ???? xxx pic.twitter.com/243B2LYPf2
— Lorraine Baker (@LottyCBaker) October 31, 2018
— The Epic Dude (@the_EpicDude) October 31, 2018
— Jack Wiggins (@Jack_WWFC95) October 31, 2018
— Adam Cox (@xawcx14) October 31, 2018
Bargain at that price
— Shaun Clegg (@Shaunclegg14) October 31, 2018
Bargain, worth every penny ????????
— Wozza (@me02woz) October 31, 2018
Still an absolute steal !
— mark lester (@markles04622898) November 1, 2018
That was obviously the thrust of all the comments, but there were some interesting offers from other directions but that was to be expected wasn’t it.