Wolves have largely shocked the majority this season, currently sitting 10th in the league.
They have beaten the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United this season. But amongst all the shock, Diogo Jota has perhaps emerged as the surprise bargain of the season.
Jota, 22, was instrumental in Wolves’ rise to the Premier League, scoring 17 goals in 44 league appearances in the Championship. Certainly a good return, but the quality needed for Premier League football often proves a step too far.
Not for Jota, however.
After initially being brought in on loan from Athletico Madrid, Wolves signed Jota for just £12m after an impressive season. In the current market, a 22-year-old who has shown he is more than capable of playing in the Premier League will now be worth a lot more.
After a tricky start to the campaign, the Portuguese forward has scored seven goals, while providing four assists this season in the Premier League. His highlights include a hat-trick against Leicester and a man of the match performance against Manchester United.
His form has fully justified both his transfer fee and his own decision to come to Wolves. He has spoken of the questions he received upon his move. He said on Sky: “you are going from a Champions League club to a lower division in another country, are you crazy?”
Well, it seems he wasn’t crazy after all. After building a solid reputation in the Premier League. If Wolves aim to continue to progress and compete for the European places, they will have to hold on to the likes of Jota.
Whether he stays or goes, however, Jota but be deemed as one of the bargains of the season. At the age of 22, the forward has the potential to become a formidable attacker. Linking up ever so well with Raul Jiminez, he has exceeded all expectation. How he will progress remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure – Wolves have a top quality player in their ranks.
Wolves fans – how good can Jota become? Should he be regarded as the surprise bargain of the season?
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