News ID: 274397
Published: 0206 GMT September 19, 2020

Liverpool to complete £45m signing of Jota from Wolves

Liverpool to complete £45m signing of Jota from Wolves
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Liverpool is set to complete the £45-million (€49m/$58m) signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves.

The Portuguese international forward has agreed a five-year deal at Anfield, and will become the second signing of a remarkable week for the Premier League champion, goal.com reported.

On Friday, Liverpool confirmed the £27-million (€30m/$35m) arrival of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, the Spaniard putting pen to paper on a four-year contract as he takes over the No. 6 jersey from the departed Dejan Lovren.

And the Reds will now follow up that capture by adding Jota, the 23-year-old who has made a big impact since moving to Wolves in 2017.

Able to play in a variety of positions across the front line, the former Atletico Madrid man is seen as the ideal signing to provide cover for Liverpool’s established front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Jota has scored 44 goals in 131 appearances for Wolves, and has impressed Klopp with his work rate, determination and flexibility when the sides have met previously.

Liverpool has moved quickly to secure the deal having deemed another target, Watford’s Ismaila Sarr, too expensive.

The Reds were keen on a deal for the Senegal winger, who scored twice to condemn them to their first league defeat of last season back in February, but were reluctant to meet the Hornets’ £40-million (€44m/$52m) asking price and thus decided to turn their attention to Jota.

 

 

 

   
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