Liverpool have completed the signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves for a fee of £40m, which could rise to £45m.
The move comes a day after the Premier League champions secured the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal that could be worth up to £25m. Jota’s arrival at Anfield is separate to a deal which saw defender Ki-Jana Hoever moving to Wolves on a five-year contract in a transfer worth £10m, plus add-ons. That means Liverpool’s initial net spend with Wolves over the two deals is around £30m. “It’s just a really exciting moment for me and my family,” Jota told Liverpool’s website. “All of my path since I was a kid and now, to join a club like Liverpool – the world champions – is just unbelievable. I just want to get started. “It is one of the best teams in the world – the best at the moment because they are world champions. When you look at the Premier League, you always see Liverpool as one of the biggest teams in the country, so it’s impossible to say no. “So we just want to come [here], to give our best and hopefully I can become a good option for Liverpool in the future.” As for the impact he can have at Anfield, Jota added: “I think I am a team player. “I play up front and my job is to find a way to score goals and to provide assists and that’s what they can expect from me – that I will always do my best. I will always try to help the team in the best way possible. “They [the fans] can count on me because now I am one of them and I will give my best.” The 23-year-old has been given the vacant No 20 shirt.