There’s no two ways to look at it, no ambiguity needed – Wolves simply stormed the Sky Bet Championship this season. The history books might show the scratched basics of points gained, goals scored etc. but they won’t show the oft brilliance of their performances.
Naysayers will no doubt scramble for excuses that the Black Country side ‘bought the league’. These same doom mongers will say that Wolves’ relationship with mega-agent Jorge Mendes was paramount in helping them gain that foot up to the Premier League.
In truth, it helped but mentioning things like that takes the gloss off of a very good, at times sparkling Wolves side who ripped opponents apart at times. It was a side that contained players such as £16 million Championship record signing Ruben Neves, as well as a host of other top players such as Willy Boly, Ivan Cavaleiro and
One player who sparkled and shone was Portuguese youngster Diogo Jota, a player clearly of great potential. That potential was clear for all Wolves fans to see during last season’s sparkling Championship campaign, a campaign where the Masserelos-born youngster hit 17 goals and laid on six assists.
Whilst Wolves made the following statement in January that they “will be exercising their option to” to snap up the exciting Portuguese youngster, little else has been verified since then. However, after scoring the following brace against Italy in a 3-2 Portugal Under-21 win, Jota himself confirmed that he will be staying.
Wolves fans will have likely seen that brace of goals again and again for their side, Jota exhibiting the range of skills that would easily make him a ‘must buy’ for any side. After last night’s win and two-goal haul, the youngster has gone on record as saying that he’s staying at Molineux.
After scoring twice against Italy last night, Portugal U21 captain Diogo Jota confirmed he'll continue with Wolverhampton in the Premier League next season: "The club already told me in January that they would buy me, that's what I think will happen." pic.twitter.com/Vndg6OxSXz
— Jan Fredrik Hagen (@PortuBall) May 26, 2018
In this carried quotation from Jota, the 21-year-old all but confirms his stay in the Black Country, news that will no doubt be received very well as Wolves look at building a side to survive the Premier League.