Just hours after Liverpool confirmed the arrival of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich on Friday, reports emerged claiming the Premier League champions had struck a deal to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota.
Jota, who has scored 44 goals in 131 appearances for Wolves, is set to join the Reds in a deal worth an initial £41 million.
That fee could eventually rise to £45 million with add-ons.
The 23-year-old, who has also been capped four times by Portugal, will provide Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino with additional competition upfront.
It was a transfer that took everyone by surprise, but the arrival of Jota alongside Thiago will give the Reds an even better chance of retaining their Premier League crown this term.
Jota, a £12.8 million signing from Atletico Madrid in 2018, was an unused substitute in Wolves 2-0 victory over Sheffield United last weekend.
He was also left out of the Wolves squad by Nuno Espirito Santo for the mid-week League Cup defeat against Stoke City.
Ahead of his departure, one Wolves fan has posted a minute-long video showing some of Jota’s best moments at Molineux, set to James Blunt’s 2004 hit ‘Goodbye My Lover’.
You can watch the video here…
Somebody fetch us the tissues, we’re welling up over here.
If Jota can provide similar moments of quality in a Liverpool shirt, he’ll be a big success at Anfield.
Another short video has also emerged showing all of Jota’s goals for Wolves during the 2019-20 campaign…
Meanwhile, Wolves are set to sign Liverpool’s 18-year-old Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever in a separate deal.
Hoever’s move is expected to be worth an initial £9 million, with a possible additional £4.5 million in add-ons plus a 15 per cent sell-on clause.
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