Sporting Lisbon Not Concerned About Reports Linking Rui Patricio To Arsenal

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He’s been linked with succeeding Petr Cech as Arsenal’s No. 1 but, according to Portuguese newspaper Record, interest in goalkeeper Rui Patricio is of no concern to Sporting Lisbon’s president.

Bruno de Carvalho has reiterated he wants the 29-year-old Portugal international to finish his career at the Estadio Jose Alvalade and is confident Patricio will stay.

Reports have suggested that Arsenal are lining up a £13 million bid for Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Patricio as a replacement for Petr Cech,

Cech, 34, has looked unconvincing at times this season, while David Ospina has been unable to take advantage and claim the No.1 shirt for himself.

Patricio, six years Cech’s junior, as a standout performer for Portugal as they won Euro 2016, and was named in the team of the tournament. The Portuguese keeper has been capped 57 times for his country, while clocking up almost 400 appearances for the Primeira Liga side since graduating from their youth academy in 2006.



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