Liverpool confirm £45m swoop for Wolves forward Diogo Jota

The Portuguese will mark the Reds’ third signing of the summer.

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Liverpool have taken a leaf out of Chelsea’s book as they have confirmed two high-profile signings in the space of no time. Firstly it was Thiago Alcantara, who put pen to paper on a four-year deal and now Liverpool have seconded with Wolves forward Diogo Jota. Jota has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal to join the Premier League Champions.

The Portuguese ace would roughly cost Liverpool around £45m while they are set to truncate the fee with the inclusion of young defender Ki-Jana Hoever. The 18-year-old will be heading to Molineux Stadium.

Just days after Jurgen Klopp denied the chances of profligacy this summer and to a lesser extent, new additions, the Reds have announced the deals for two high-quality players.

Jota, 23, has been regular ever since he joined the club from Atletico Madrid. Initially joining on loan, the young Portuguese made his impact, helping Wolves win the Championship. In the past two seasons in the English top-flight, Jota has been a key figure for Nuno Santo’s side, who punched above their weight.

Jota’s impressive displays helped him earn his maiden international cap last year, and he was also part of Portugal’s Nations League winning squad.

In the 2019/20 season, Jota netted two hat-tricks against Espanyol and Besiktas in Europa League whilst he produced a stunning display against Tottenham – racking up a goal and an assist in the 3-2 win – in the Premier League.

The Reds were previously linked with Watford youngster Ismaila Sarr but look to have withdrawn their interest due to valuation.

Jota is a fruitful addition and could even compete for the places of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. The Portuguese man is a versatile forward and known for his pace and creativity.

Meanwhile, Thiago, who moved to Anfield on a £25m deal from Bayern Munich, opened up on his decision to sign for Liverpool.

 “Because at the end, when the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more.

“I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible.

“It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well.”

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