Premier League champions Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota in a deal that could reach as much as £45million.
But it is Portugal international Jota who the club have opted to bring to Anfield, with the 23-year-old signing a five-year contract and completing his switch on Saturday.
It marks a remarkable couple of days for the Merseysiders, who confirmed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a £25m deal on Friday.
Liverpool’s deal for Jota is believed to be an initial fee of £41m – though only a small percentage of that needs to be paid up front – with another £4m based on appearances and the team’s performances in the Premier League and Champions League.
Jota has enjoyed a number of excellent seasons with Wolves, scoring nine goals and laying on five assists in his maiden campaign in the top flight in the 2018/19 campaign.
Liverpool hope Jota’s arrival will ease the burden on their current front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, with the Portuguese attacker capable of lining up across the frontline.
Klopp is believed to have been particularly drawn to Jota’s flexibility and work rate, with the former Porto and Atletico Madrid man regularly covering the most ground in matches and boasting remarkable dribbling stats.
Although being treated as a separate deal, Liverpool and Wolves have also negotiated another transfer at the same time as Jota, with highly rated defender Ki-Jana Hoever moving to Molineux.
The Dutch teenager, who is highly thought of around Melwood, will cost Wolves around £9m initially with another £4.5m in add-ons, while Liverpool have also retained a 15% sell-on clause.