Scouting Diogo Jota: Welcome to Liverpool

Scouting Diogo Jota: Welcome to Liverpool
September 19, 2020 El Indio

By Abhi (El Indio)

It was supposed to be another quiet summer transfer window for Liverpool with the Premier League campaign already underway. There were then rumours of Liverpool considering signing Thiago and as such all the focus in news media turned towards when he would eventually sign. Almost everyone forgot about Liverpool’s attempt to sign Ismaïla Sarr from Watford as back up to the famed front-three when Thiago’s signing was announced on Friday.

Little did we know that Liverpool were already orchestrating another signing: Diogo Jota. He was never on anyone’s radar until news broke on Friday evening that Liverpool were interested. By nightfall, Liverpool had agreed terms with Wolverhampton Wanderers and rumours were rife that Jota was already in Melwood for the medical.

Maybe Jota had an Uber share ride with Thiago on the way?

Jota’s transfer in terms of value looks quite straight forward, it’s a £41 million deal, rising to £45 million with add-ons, but it isn’t. Liverpool have negotiated a flexible payment structure with Wolves as 10% will be paid in the first 12 months and the rest being spread over the years. This is quite an innovative way of completing a deal for an up and coming 23-year-old winger with Premier League experience in a competent team.

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