Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Santos has praised his former star Diogo Jota after the Portuguese winger signed a contract with Liverpool. The Reds completed a €40m transfer during the final week of the transfer window to secure the services of Jota from Wolves. Nuno now insists that they ‘have not lost’ Jota to Liverpool but that the Portuguese international earned himself a transfer to one of the best clubs in the world.
Talking to reporters on Friday, Nuno said: “We didn’t lose Jota. He had a fantastic three years at Wolves. With maximum performance and extraordinary dedication. Naturally, these things happen in football. Diogo went to Liverpool. I think it was for a great club and for a philosophy where I think he fits. I believe that Jurgen Klopp will continue to get the best out of Diogo. What we wish for him is the best.”
“Football is like that. And we have to be prepared to react. When the team is successful and plays well, the players are usually harassed and they themselves want new challenges. This forces us to recruit new players and have the time and patience so that they become better and help us. These things are normal.” Jota will be able to face his former side for the first time on December 5th when the two teams will meet at Anfield.