Rui Patricio has described playing in the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers this season as a ‘fantastic experience’.

In an interview with the Express and Star, Patricio spoke about his debut season in England with great positivity and enthusiasm.

The 30-year-old moved to Molineux last season after cancelling his contract with Sporting Lisbon, who later received a £16m fee for the player after threatening legal action.

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The experienced stopper immediately jumped ahead of John Ruddy, who played a key role in the club’s promotion from the Championship last season, in the pecking order and has started all 25 top-flight matches.

His six cleansheets have helped Nuno Espirito Santo’s men to 7th in the table, a position which has surprised many in the football world.

On adjusting to English football, the Portugal international said:

It’s been a very interesting first season and I’ve learnt lots of new things by playing in a totally different league, the Premier League, and it’s been a fantastic experience. The football here is totally different to what I was used to, and I’ve had to adapt to different situations, but it’s been fantastic because of this. It’s been a time of very good professional growth, and I’ve learnt lots of new things and on a personal level. It’s been a fantastic experience, to be in the Premier League environment. I am growing as a player and that is also important because I’m going to keep working as I want to grow and progress even more.

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