Liverpool have moved one step closer to completing their third summer signing after agreeing a deal to sign Diogo Jota from Wolves. The Reds had been relatively quiet in the transfer window up to this week.
Kostas Tsimikas joined the club early on as cover for Andy Robertson.
But Jurgen Klopp repeatedly hinted that big-money arrivals at Anfield would be unlikely due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Rumours of a move to sign Thiago Alcantara refused to go away, with Liverpool and Bayern Munich locked in negotiations regarding a fee.
And there was a breakthrough in those talks earlier this week, with Liverpool reportedly paying just £5million up front with £15m being paid over the course of his contract.
And that has seemingly given Liverpool the money to go big on signing an attacking option for Klopp.
The Liverpool boss had been keen to bring in another goalscoring threat to help combat what’s going to be a busy schedule this season.
Ismaila Sarr was strongly linked but the club quickly moved on to Wolves’ Jota.
And Liverpool have now reached an agreement with Wolves in a deal which could be worth up to £45m.
It is claimed that Jota has agreed to sign a five-year deal at Anfield with his medical set to take place on Saturday.
Liverpool will pay an initial £41m, but Wolves are said to have agreed to flexible payment terms.
Goal report Liverpool may only pay £4m over the next 12 months.
The 23-year-old has been impressive Wolves ever since joining them back in 2017.
He’s renowned for his versatility along the front line, something Klopp was eager to stress when bringing in a forward.
A large portion of the total fee will be offset by the sale of Ki-Jana Hoever.
The 18-year-old will be heading the other way to join Wolves.
The deal is said to be worth a total of £13.5m with Liverpool also negotiating a 15 per cent sell-on clause.