Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund to bid for goalkeeper Rui Patrico

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund to bid for goalkeeper Rui Patrico

Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper, Rui Patricio, is attracting the attention of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, with the two clubs prepared to battle it out for his signature in the summer, as per Tuttomercatoweb.

27-year-old Patricio could leave the Portuguese club for either club for just €15 million in the next transfer window according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.

Patricio has been an ever present figure for Marco Silva’s team this season and made six appearances in the Lions unsuccessful Champions League campaign. He did average 2.33 saves per game though but was unable to keep a clean sheet in any of their outings, conceding 12 goals to the likes of Chelsea, Maribor and Schalke.

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Those stats don’t make for easy reading especially when compared to his rivals at Liverpool and Dortmund, Simon Mignolet and Roman Weidenfeller, with the Liverpool keeper managing to make more saves than Patricio in Europe and the Dortmund man conceding less goals.

Patricio has been at Sporting since 2006 and has so far played 320 for the club and even once scored a goal. He has never won the Portuguese Premiera Liga but has lifted the Taca de Portugal twice and won the Iberian nation’s super cup (the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira) competition twice. He has also won 32 caps for Portugal.

Patricio averaged 1.40 saves per goal in this seasons Champions League.