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Wolves complete loan capture of Diogo Jota

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Wolves have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid winger Diogo Jota on loan for the season.

Diogo Jota (AMA)

The 20-year-old becomes Wolves' 10th signing of the summer.

He played under boss Nuno Espirito Santo when on loan at Porto last season, where he scored nine goals in 38 appearances.

Diogo Jota Signs For Wolves On Loan

Wolves also have an option to buy Jota at the end of his loan deal.

Jota, who can also play in the number 10 role and has been capped up to Portugal Under-23 level, said: "I am very excited.

“Wolves is a huge club and an historic club. It is always a goal for me to play in England and this is a good opportunity for me.

“It is good for me to work with Nuno again because I know him and worked with him last year.

“I have also worked with some of the other players here as well. That will help me settle in here.

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“It is always better when there are people that you know when you are moving to something different – a different country with a different language.

“Playing in the Championship will be very hard and very competitive with a lot of games.

“It will be a good experience for me. I will always do my best for the fans – I will do a lot of running for sure and hopefully will score goals and provide assists.”

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The club's Portuguese influence grows with Jota's capture – he's the fifth Portuguese player at the club along with Helder Costa, Ivan Cavaleiro, Roderick Miranda and Ruben Neves.

Wolves are still chasing an 11th signing of the summer of the form of an elusive striker. Southampton Sam Gallagher is an option on loan but the club won't be rushed into what Nuno believes will be the key signing of the summer.

A new right wing back could also be an option depending on Phil Ofosu-Ayeh's recovery. Matt Doherty the only first-team option there at the moment and Ofosu-Ayeh is sidelined for another four weeks.

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers
@tim_spiers_Star

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living

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