Wolves could be set for a fight to keep hold of Diogo Jota, with Arsenal apparently keen on signing the Portuguese forward this summer.
Jota has scored 15 times across all competitions and has been in fine form of late for Wolves. However, that form has led to admiring glances, with the Daily Mail claiming Mikel Arteta is keen to bring Jota to Arsenal.
It’s of little surprise from a Gunners standpoint to see them interested. Jota possesses bags of quality and has proven in his two Premier League seasons he is more than capable.
Furthermore, his form in the Europa League this term has shown he is capable across multiple stages of differing competitions.
But with Wolves so desperate to build themselves into a dominant force, would selling Jota send out the wrong message to both fans and players?
It certainly could come across that way, especially to the likes of Raul Jimenez.
Keeping the band together
The aforementioned Jimenez has become one of the hottest properties in English football. Few strikers possess what he has, especially given he is the mould of an old-fashioned number nine. Of course, Wolves fans will tell you he is much, much more than that.
It goes without saying, then, that losing Jimenez would be a disaster. However, he has been linked with a move away in recent weeks. Both Arsenal and Spurs are apparently keen.
If Wolves were to sell Diogo Jota, it would send a strong signal to Jimenez and co that maybe they aren’t serious about competing in the top four.
The club are owned by Fosun. With that, you’d imagine the money wouldn’t be an issue and there’ll be no need for sales.
But Wolves need to be careful. The sale of one top star could lead to a mass exodus. In squad that contains talent like Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, and Adama Traore, it could prove disastrous.
For Wolves’ own sake and hopes of success, they simply need to do all they can to avoid Jota moving to the Gunners.