Garth Crooks has claimed in his BBC Team of the Week column that Wolverhampton Wanderers attacker Diogo Jota is a Manchester United-type player, and has warned Wolves that the Old Trafford club could come calling.
Jota, 23, initially joined Wolves on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid during the Midlands club’s promotion-winning campaign in the Championship. He scored 17 goals, earning a £12million (Marca) move to Wolves in the summer of 2018.
The two-time Portugal international has since starred for Wolves, scoring 15 goals in 35 appearances this season – only 27 of which have come from the start. On Sunday, Jota scored and laid on an assist in a 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Ex-Tottenham striker Crooks heaped praise on Wolves attacker Jota, after he proved crucial in overturning a 2-1 Tottenham lead. Crooks reckons Jota is the perfect Manchester United-type player, and warned Wolves over a move.
“Jota is not just scoring some fabulous goals, he is also playing some wonderful football. His assist for Raul Jimenez to score Wolves’ winner – against a Tottenham side who thought they had won the fixture – epitomised the form the Portugal international is in. Beware Wolves, this is a Manchester United player if ever I saw one,” Crooks said.
TBR’s view – Jota would be a top signing for United, Wolves must be wary
The Express claimed last month that Manchester United were eyeing a £50million move for Jota, and it comes as no surprise given the young Wolves star’s growing reputation and form – as well as United’s need of a striker.
Quick, strong and surprisingly good in the air, Jota is equally as adept at creating a goal as scoring one. He can play out wide, up front or in the 10 role, and he could turn out to be coup if United look to sign him this summer.