£70m spent in 24 hours – Liverpool agree deal for Diogo Jota as well as signing Thiago

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Diogo Jota of Wolves is on his way to Liverpool. Getty

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Diogo Jota. Getty

Diogo Jota shoots during the Premier League match against Burnley in July. Getty

Diogo Jota is challenged by Andreas Pereira of Manchester United in February. Getty

Diogo Jota controls the ball in front of Kyle Walker of Manchester City. Getty

Portugal's forward Diogo Jota (L) challenges Croatia's midfielder Nikola Vlasic during the UEFA Nations League match earlier in September. AFP

Phil Jagielka of Everton fouls Diogo Jota in 2018. Getty

Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta (L) is fouled by Diogo Jota in July. AFP

Diogo Jota takes a shot during the Premier League match against Sheffield United at Molineux in December. Getty

Jota shoots against Bournemouth in 2018. Getty

Diogo Jota is challenged by Marvelous Nakamba and Ezri Konsa Ngoyo. Getty

Portugal defender Joao Cancelo (L) celebrates with Diogo Jota. AFP

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Dominic Hart

Sep 19, 2020

September 19, 2020

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Liverpool pulled off a second transfer coup in the space of two days after agreeing a deal to sign Diogo Jota from Wolves, according to reports.

Just hours after Thiago Alcantara's move from Bayern Munich was confirmed, the Reds tied up a £41million (Dh195m) transfer – potentially rising to £45m – for the 23-year-old who has spent the last three years at Molineux.

It took Liverpool's spending in just over 24 hours to £70m – although £9m will be recouped with the sale of teenage defender Ki-Jana Hoever to Wolves with the prospect of the whole deal being worth £13.5m plus a 15 per cent sell-on clause.

Jota, who was left out of Wolves' first two matches of the season, is set to sign a five-year contract on Saturday, the Press Association reported.

It is understood Wolves have agreed to flexible payment terms which will see Liverpool pay as little as 10 per cent of the initial £41m fee over the next 12 months.

Liverpool turned their attention to the Portuguese after Watford quoted them in excess of £40m for Ismaila Sarr.

Jota, who can play across the forward line, will provide important back-up for Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Updated: September 19, 2020 02:38 PM

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