Wolverhampton Wanderers have decided to exercise their option at taking Atletico Madrid forward Diogo Jota on a permanent deal at the end of the season, the club has confirmed.
Wolves made the official announcement on Twitter and through the club website on Tuesday, declaring that the attacker, who is currently on loan with the West Midlands outfit, had been integral to the Championship side’s success this season and that they want the Portuguese starlet to stay.
Wolves can confirm that the club will be exercising their option to ensure Diogo Jota’s loan move from Atletico Madrid is to be made permanent this summer. #WWFC
— Wolves (@Wolves) January 30, 2018
News of Wolves’ intention to hang onto Jota will undoubtedly be greeted by supporters who have been keen to see the 21-year-old stay after firing them to the top of the table and certainties for the Premier League next season.
The 21-year-old hitman has scored 12 goals in 31 games, putting him alongside Leo Bonatini as the top scorer at Molineux, and has quickly become a fans’ favourite.
Jotsa spent the previous campaign on loan at Porto where he was not quite as prolific, bagging nine in 37 outings which included appearances in the Champions League.
The Portuguese forward hasn’t netted in his past two games in the league and will hope to return to goalscoring form against Sheffield United on Saturday.
Wolves are now focused on cementing their promotion to the top-flight which had stuttered lately, particularly after the Nottingham Forest defeat.
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