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Wolverhampton Wanderers working on exciting January deal for impressive forward



According to the Express and Star, Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to exercise their option to buy Diogo Jota when the January transfer window opens.

Jota initially arrived at Molineux on-loan from Athletico Madrid, with Wolves having the option to buy the forward at the end of the season-long loan in the Sky Bet Championship.

However, reports have now suggested that Wolves will look to seal the deal early, by handing Jota a permanent move to England at the start of 2018 – similar to the deal they struck for Helder Costa last January.

The 20-year-old has settled in at Molineux fantastically well, and is one of the main reasons that Wolves have enjoyed such a fantastic start to the Championship season under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Jota has six goals and one assist to his name already this season, having featured in all 11 of Wolves’ Championship fixtures.

The Portuguese playmaker has five goals in his last six appearances, including one in Saturday’s victory over Burton Albion, where Nuno’s side were in irresistible form.

Jota opened the scoring at the Pirelli Stadium after five minutes, and was joined on the scoresheet by Romain Saiss, Ruben Vinagre and Leo Bonatini, as Wolves cruised to a 4-0 victory.

It is believed that the fee for Jota will be north of £10m, but will not surpass the £15m fee Wolves paid for Ruben Neves last summer.

The Verdict  

This is extremely exciting news for Wolves, whose supporters have been impressed by Jota’s contribution so far this season.

The forward has brought goals and creativity to Nuno’s side, and his free role in an attacking three, makes him one of the Championship’s most dangerous players.

Signing Jota permanently in January could hand Wolves a major boost at a key time of the season, potentially giving them the lift needed to push on for automatic promotion.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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