According to reports, Liverpool is close to signing Wolves forward Diogo Jota for a fee of over £35 million. The Times reports that the Liverpool-Wolves negotiations are at an advanced stage over a foreign Jota contract for Portugal. Liverpool just confirmed Thiago Alcantara’s arrival earlier today for £25 m.
Jota was away from Wolves’ squad on Thursday for the frustrating defeat to Stoke City in the Carabao Cup.
Allegedly the forward turned to Molineux but left the field before kick-off.
Nuno Espirito Santo, the manager of Wolves, did not give away anything about a possible exit for Jota.
“He wasn’t available we have to make these decisions,” Nuno said.
“We’ve got to plan the squad. It’s been a huge transition, we’ve got to take care of the boys, we’ve got to strengthen our squad and our team and he wasn’t available for the game.
He wasn’t on the squad list. There was no misunderstanding. Often when a player isn’t on the squad list, they see the match, they remain at home if they are away.
“It’s because we’ve got a bubble, we’ve got a list to make, all those info. Nothing odd.
Now, though, he’s close to joining Liverpool champions in the Premier League.
In the past two seasons, Jota has scored 16 goals in 67 top-flight appearances for Wolves. His arrival for Liverpool will be the second in rapid succession after Thiago signed a four-year deal at Anfield.
The 29-year-old was also aligned with Manchester United’s likes, but the main pull was Liverpool’s “family” appeal.