Wolves will have option to buy Diogo Jota at end of loan

Wolves will have an option to buy Atletico Madrid winger Diogo Jota at the end of his imminent loan deal with the club, the Express & Star understands.

Diogo Jota (pic diogoj_18 instagram)
Diogo Jota (pic diogoj_18 instagram)

Jota is poised to join on a season-long loan from the Spanish giants, with the deal likely to be announced in the next 48 hours.

The 20-year-old jetted into England on Friday to undergo a medical and finalise his move to Molineux.

He will become Wolves' 10th signing of an extremely busy summer which has also seen nine first-team players leave permanently or on loan – with five and a half weeks still to go in the transfer window.

The figure to buy Jota is unclear at this stage but he cost Atletico £6million when joining them from Portuguese side Pacos Ferreira a year ago. His value will have risen considerably after a successful loan spell last season with Nuno Espirito Santo at Porto, where he scored nine goals in 38 appearances.

Wolves are known to still be chasing a new striker this summer with a loan from a Premier League club looking a likely option.

Summer signings so far

Goalkeepers: John Ruddy (free), Will Norris (from Cambridge)

Defenders: Ryan Bennett (free), Roderick Miranda (from Rio Ave, £2.5m), Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (free), Barry Douglas (from Konyaspor, £1m), Willy Boly (from Porto, loan), Ruben Vinagre (from Monaco, loan)

Midfielders: Ruben Neves (from Porto, £15m)

Summer departures so far

Defenders: Mike Williamson (released), Silvio (released), Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons, loan), Dominic Iorfa (Ipswich, loan)

Midfielders: James Henry (released) George Saville (Millwall, undisclosed), Jed Wallace (Millwall, undisclosed)

Forwards: Paul Gladon (Heracles, loan), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Reading, £3m)

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