After confirming the signing of Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool’s interest in Diogo Jota was instantly reported, and the Reds haven’t messed around since. According to Paul Joyce of The Times, James Pearce of The Athletic, and Fabrizio Romano, the deal has been completed, personal terms agreed, and medicals scheduled.
The deal will reportedly rise to £45 million with add ons. In a separate move, too, Liverpool youngster Ki-Jana Hoever is expected to go the other way in a deal valued at £9 million with £4.5 million in add ons, according to Paul Joyce.
Liverpool will pay less than 10% of the Jota deal in the first 12 months, according to James Pearce.
Liverpool Agree Deal for Jota
The Most Unexpected Turn of Events at Anfield
For some time, a deal for Thiago looked unlikely with Liverpool seemingly unwilling to spend the money. A few weeks later, however, and Thiago has been confirmed, and Diogo Jota is reportedly set to be unveiled. All of a sudden, a summer of transfer woes has turned into a summer transfer completion at Anfield.
Those within Liverpool certainly kept the reported deal for Jota quiet, too. Interest in the player was only reported this afternoon. In the space of a few hours, the reports are now suggesting that the move is complete. It is the discrete way in which Liverpool like to go about their business, almost surprising fans with a transfer out of nowhere.
Jota the Ultimate Solution to Liverpool’s Problem
Should he complete the move as reports suggest he will, Jota will come into Liverpool as the ultimate solution to a recurring problem. The Wolves forward was involved in 24 goals last season with six goals in eight Europa League games. At 23, too, he’ll only improve, perhaps even in a similar way to how Sadio Mane did after making a move to Merseyside.
Jota ticks the box for Premier League and European experience, ability to compete for a starting place despite coming in as a backup, and time to prosper under Jurgen Klopp’s management.
Should Liverpool complete the move, the last two days could go down as the difference makers in the Reds’ season.
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