Manchester United prepare to launch a £50m transfer bid for spied Wolves striker, Diego Jota amid the Portuguese’s hat-trick against Espanyol.
Despite already having signed Nigerian striker, Idion Ighalo, Ole Solskjaer still thinks employing Wolves striker, Diego Jota would help avert the goal-scoring burdens on Marcus Rashford who is yet to recover from his injury.
Having been on The Red Devils’ watchlist for quite a long time, Solskjaer believes its time to make their intentions known to the West Midlands.
Jota has netted 12 goals so far this season of which 9 was from the Europa League games, becoming another player to have scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the Europa League after Schalke’s Klass-Jan Huntelaar did in eight years back.
The 23-year-old has spent three years with The Wanderers, after playing under Nuno Espirito Santo back at FC Porto and helped won the Championship during his first season.
Currently considered as the most valued asset at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton arguably won’t give in to Manchester United £50m offers.
Wolverhampton are clearly going to hang onto the striker who still got 3-years on his contract paper.
Although he was a transfer target for Spurs last season, Manchester United have been revealed to have been watching the number 18 for past seasons now.
More update still to come as the Red Devils prepare their bid while as well preparing to battle the Hornets on their quest for the top four spot after managing to close in significant points to the top four place.
Midlfielder, Juan Mata has called out on his teammates to work hard in the game to avoid what happened the last time they faced Watford at The Vicarage Road, where they lost woefully.
“Yeah, that wasn’t a very good day for us… neither the performance nor the result,” he said.
“They have been doing well under their new manager. I always thought they had a very strong team physically and they are difficult to beat.
“So it will be tough but hopefully we can get a good result and from there build until the end of the season.”
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He added: “It’s always important to score early if you can because then the game goes more into your direction, you can play more relaxed let’s say, not thinking that you need to score one, two or three goals to win the game, which can happen if you concede first.
“So it’s always a plus. We have had some games in which we didn’t score first but we still won the game through a comeback which is always a nice feeling, but I would always rather score first.
“This game is at Old Trafford and we need to focus on starting it very strongly and try to create as much as we can and try to be commanding in our performance.