WOLVES goalkeeper Jose Sa is the latest Premier League star to be headhunted by Saudi Arabia’s mega-rich clubs.
The Portuguese international, 30, only signed a new deal at Molineux in September.Jose Sa is the latest Premier League star to be headhunted by Saudi Arabia’s mega-rich clubs[/caption]
But Sa could now be in for a much bigger pay day in the Middle East.
Wolves’ goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler has already started looking at replacements abroad.
Molineux chiefs would get a big fee for Sa — possibly around £40million.
Meanwhile, ex-Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui wants a Prem return and is taking in games as he awaits the call.
He enjoyed it there and only left amid unhappiness with their financial cuts.
Lopetegui later admitted to being reduced to tears as he left Wolves.
Opening up on his Molineux departure, he told The Athletic: “Something changed.
“And once things changed, more than I could have thought, it was then a case of deciding what to do.”
He then continued: “It was not easy for me. It was a pity. I remember a lot of workers, and us too, we were crying.
“The environment and the commitment that we have created at Wolves in a short time is not normal. And I remember this with a big, heavy heart. This was special.”
On what happened to make him leave, he added: “[It’s] for the club, not for me. They have their reasons and I respect all of their reasons.
“They decide what they want, but they can decide this and I can decide my future and my life.”Ex-Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui wants a Prem return[/caption]