Wolves fans here in the Tavern are in desperation over acquiring the signature of ace Diogo Jota’s full-time services.
The Portuguese U23 International arrived on a season-long loan at Molineux in the summer from Atletico Madrid.
Due to the standard and quality of the squad, the Spanish giants offloaded this man to Portuguese giants FC Porto for the entirety of last season as he looked to push his way into the future plans of this club.
After a successful loan spell, and impressing for the club alongside who now is Wolves record signing and former Porto captain Ruben Neves, he managed to net 8 goals in 27 appearances. It proved to be a very dominant Portuguese side, who managed to secure second place and a Champions League spot, only heightening Jota’s pedigree.
The Atletico wizard captured the eye of Wolves boss Nuno Santo who was in charge of Porto during the entirety of Jota’s loan spell. With the manager aware of the ability on display, the Portuguese gaffer didn’t hesitate in bringing this man on down to start his legacy in the Black Country.
With an injury at the start of the season to the Wolfpacks fan favourite, Helder Costa, it became of great importance that Jota was able to step up and produce to fill the void many believed would be the downfall in the opening games of the season.
There’s no question that the maestro is the hottest attacking prospect in the Championship. What Wolves are inheriting is a man with the astounding ability to display a great dribbling technique, an impeccable first touch, world-class vision and a natural knack of finding the back of the net.
This wonder kid really has it all.
The striker position has always been a problem for Wolves. With the club failing to acquire a backup option for new man Leonardo Bonatini, but the Portuguese player works his trade as a tricky winger who can float anywhere across the front 3. Indeed, he’s got the Wolves fan asking; who even needs a backup striker? We’ve got Diogo Jota.
However, concern rises as with the likelihood of the fee being 8 figures having already spent a record transfer fee of £15 million on anchorman Ruben Neves and electric winger Helder Costa’s fee having been in the region of £13 million during last season. Questions are being asked as to whether Wolves will fall under the Financial Fair Play Regulations which could hamper their progress.
Already 11 games into the new season, the Old Gold are flying high on 23 points which takes them into a secure 2nd place going into the international break.
With the Molineux faithful in fine voice and singing with praise once again, the gaffer seems to have bonded together a strong core group of players with an attacking fast-paced style of play needed for any team to escape what is one of the most competitive leagues in the world.
Having netted already 6 times this season and provided 1 assist in proving to be a pivotal part of the legacy that has been created, the joint League top goalscorer can sit pretty as himself and Wolves look to insert their dominance on what already is turning out to be a phenomenal season.
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Wolves fans, is securing the permanent services of this man the key to promotion and future glory?
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