Friday April 27 2018
Report: Rui Patricio’s ‘yes’ to Napoli

Sporting CP and Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio has reportedly given the green light to joining Napoli this summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has spent the past few days in Portugal with super-agent Jorge Mendes to meet Rui Patricio.

The newspaper explains De Laurentiis has identified Rui Patricio as ‘the perfect heir’ to Pepe Reina, who is expected to move to Milan once his contract expires in June.

However, the Partenopei would consider Sporting’s 15m asking price ‘excessive’ and hope to use the shot-stopper’s desire for a transfer.

Rui Patricio has spent his entire career with the Lisbon club and kept goal during Portugal’s Euro 2016 conquest.

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