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Wolves: Diogo Jota’s value has shot up since Molineux exit

While Fosun have been rather proactive when it comes to spending money on new players to join Wolves during the previous transfer windows, they have also seen quite a number of players leave the Midlands club.

One player that left Molineux in recent years for a rather hefty fee was winger Diogo Jota, who signed for fellow Premier League club Liverpool back in September 2020 in a deal worth a reported fee of £41m, making him their record departure.

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Wolves originally signed the Portuguese international on loan from Spanish club Atletico Madrid in the 2017 summer transfer window before securing him on a permanent deal a year later for a reported fee of £12.3m.

Before making the move to Anfield, the 25-year-old racked up 44 goals and 19 assists in 131 appearances across all competitions.

Since joining the Merseyside club, Jota, who has been described as being a “pressing monster” by Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders has gone on to make a total of 62 appearances with an impressive number of 30 goals under his belt.

A few months before leaving Molineux, Transfermarkt had his market value listed as £25.2m, whereas it now stands at £54m, highlighting just how impressive he has been on the pitch since joining Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Also, having earned himself an overall performance rating of 7.24/10 from WhoScored this season, which would comfortably make him the highest-rated player at Molineux by the same metric, there’s no denying his talents and capabilities.

Did Wolves make a mistake selling Jota to Liverpool?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that Fosun made a big error by allowing the winger to leave the Midlands club and strengthen one of the clubs above them in the league table.

Labelled as an “exceptional” player by Klopp, Jota could have been a vital player for Bruno Lage this season had Wolves not sold him to the Reds given how the Old Gold have only scored 24 goals in 25 league games this season.

Moving forward, if Lage’s side are able to secure European football by the end of the season, they should be looking to the upcoming summer transfer window to bring in some attacking reinforcements that can help the team be more clinical in front of goal and forget about Jota.

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