Jose Mourinho bringing Rui Patricio to Roma from Wolves could help West Ham land long-term target Paul Lopez.

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Sky Sports claim that the AS Roma boss is closing in on a £13 million deal to sign the Portugal international.

If Patricio does end up playing for Mourinho’s side next season, he will undoubtedly knock Pau Lopez down the goalkeeping pecking order.

And that may well help West Ham boss David Moyes finally bring the 26-year-old stopper to the London Stadium.

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Jose Mourinho signing Rui Patricio could help West Ham finally land Pau Lopez (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

The Hammers have been heavily linked with a move to sign Lopez over the past year or so (Gazzetta dello Sport (Print edition, January 13th, page 13) and Estadio Deportivo).

Moyes desperately needs to bolster his goalkeeping ranks.

Lukasz Fabianksi and Darren Randolph are 36 and 34 respectively. Both players have suffered badly with injuries over the past couple of seasons.

 

And it could also be argued that the Pole and the Irishman are on the decline as well.

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Pau Lopez in action for AS Roma (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho signing Rui Patricio could be helpful for West Ham

Pau Lopez would be a very smart addition for the Hammers.

The 26-year-old could be available for just £15 million according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

That’s very good value in this day and age for a goalkeeper who could serve as our number one for the next decade.

Lopez is a very good shot stopper and commands his penalty box with authority.

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Hopefully Mourinho signs Patricio from Wolves this summer. If he does, it should open the door for Moyes to swoop in for Pau Lopez. So we think Jose might just be able to do West Ham a very big favour this summer.

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