According to the Mirror (citing Portuguese publication Record), Wolves striker Diogo Jota has responded to rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.
The 23-year-old joked that he couldn’t sign now that Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes wears number 18 with the Red Devils.
The Mirror claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking in the market for a versatile attacker, and Jota has been impressive since joining Wolves.
Jota bagged 12 goals and an assist in 31 games this season.
Here’s what he had to say on links to Manchester United:
“No, to begin with, I am ’18’ and now Bruno Fernandes is also ’18’, so we would soon have a problem. Just kidding!
“It is always good to see your name linked to clubs and with a club of that stature. But I also know that this is not the most important thing. Just look at what is happening now with this pandemic.”
I’m glad a footballer has mentioned this during a time of uncertainty, yet football transfer news persists.
It feels weird covering transfer stories now but we can’t ignore stuff that is being reported.
Jota also reserved some special praise for Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes, adding: “I don’t know if he is the best (at United) but he’s the most ambitious and that makes a difference.
“You can clearly see the difference between United with and without Bruno Fernandes. He takes on the responsibility and aspires for more than what they are doing.
“I think they owe him a lot already and that’s not just related to his quality, hut also to his ambition and personality.”
Jota tends to play on the left for Wolves or just behind Raul Jiminez, who is another reported target for the Red Devils, but no way will Wolves let both leave in the same window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should still look to add more goals to his side by signing a new striker, even if Odion Ighalo’s loan stay is extended.
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