Official: Jota joins Wolves on loan

Atletico Madrid forward Diogo Jota has completed a season-long loan move to English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 20-year-old netted nine goals in 37 appearances for FC Porto on loan last season but despite returning to Los Rojiblancos for pre-season training, he has once again been farmed out.

"This is a good opportunity for me," Jota told the Wolves website.

“Wolves is a huge club and an historic club. It is always a goal for me to play in England and this is a good opportunity for me.

“It is good for me to work with Nuno again because I know him and worked with him last year.

“I have also worked with some of the other players here as well That will help me settle in here.

“It is always better when there are people that you know when you are moving to something different – a different country with a different language. Playing in the Championship will be very hard and very competitive with a lot of games. It will be a good experience for me.”

Jota played under new Wolves Coach Nuno Espirito Santo – former Valencia boss – at Porto last season and the two were apparently keen to be reunited.

The Midlands club have close links to superagent Jorge Mendes and already have five Portuguese players – Helder Costa, Ivan Cavaleiro, Ruben Neves, Roderick Miranda and Ruben Vinagre.

Atleti signed Jota from Pacos de Ferreira a year ago before immediately returning to Portugal on loan.

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