Diogo Jota: Liverpool is 'the right place' for Wolves forward, says Nuno Espirito Santo

"Diogo is amazing and everybody knows the relationship we built. What Diogo did for us is absolutely fantastic"

Diogo Jota is on the verge of joining Liverpool for a fee of £45m
Image: Diogo Jota is on the verge of joining Liverpool for a fee of £45m

Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves forward Diogo Jota is "going to the right place" after he completed his transfer to Liverpool.

The Premier League champions completed the signing of Jota from Wolves for a fee of £40m, which could rise to £45m

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Jota left Molineux before kick-off against Stoke in the Carabao Cup on Thursday and was an unused substitute at the weekend in the 2-0 win at Sheffield United.

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Wolves head coach Nuno was short with his answers when questioned about Jota in midweek but offered a more complete explanation on the subject when he faced reporters on Saturday.

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"Diogo is amazing and everybody knows the relationship we built. What Diogo did for us is absolutely fantastic," he said.

"I think Diogo is going to the right place and we wish him all the best, knowing that it never be forgotten, especially by our fans, all the memorable moments that Diogo provided."

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Nuno hopes to swiftly recruit a direct replacement for Jota having already identified an unnamed target.

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"We still have to adjust the squad. It's clear that we need to balance our squad better," he said.

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"We already identified the targets, we know the player we want to bring and now we hope that our plan continues as it previously did.

"Jeff [Shi, Wolves' executive chairman] knows who is our target and where we need to work on our squad."

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