By Danny Wright
Wolves are plotting to complete a permanent swoop for attacker Diogo Jota after his impressive start to life in his loan stint at Molineux, according to a report.
The Express and Star claims that Wolves have the option to snap up Jota, 20, when his temporary deal from Atletico Madrid comes to an end but the Championship side have an exclusivity arrangement that they are hoping to take advantage of at the earliest possible opportunity.
It is understood that although the transfer fee will not be as high as Ruben Neves’ £15million move to Molineux in the summer, it will cost an eight-figure fee worth more than £10million to pry him away from European giants Atletico for good.
Jota has been in blistering form for Wolves this season and is currently the second highest goalscorer in the Championship.
He has made 12 appearances across all competitions, scoring six goals and supplying one assist in the process as he has switched from playing on the left wing to as a centre forward.
Football Insider Verdict
Wolves have to be very careful that they don’t break and Financial Fair Play rules if they complete a permanent swoop for Jota. If they have the option to make his deal permanent next summer, they should really wait until then to know whether they can afford it. Promotion to the Premier League is the big factor in this. Nuno Santos looks like he may be leading the club back up this season but there is still a long way to go in what is one of the most unpredictable leagues in Europe. There are other strong sides that also look like they could go up come next May, so no risks should be taken for the time being.
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