Man Utd considering summer transfer raid for Wolves sensation Diogo Jota

Manchester United are interested in securing a deal with Wolves for Portuguese winger Diogo Jota this summer.

The 23-year-old hit his second hat-trick of the season in the Europa League win over Espanyol on Thursday to take his tally for the season to 12 goals in 33 outings.

The former Atletico Madrid forward impressed under Nuno Espirito Santo in the Championship back in 2017–18, with Wolves now impressing on the European stage.

Champions League qualification for next season is not yet out of the question, but United could pounce should they return to the competition and Wolves miss out.

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Italian outlet CalcioMercato have reported that although Jota is contracted at his current side until 2022, the Red Devils have been interested in the player for some time, noting his consistent performances as one of his best qualities.

The winger could be tempted to join up with his international team-mate Bruno Fernandes as Old Trafford, who recently revealed his contact with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jota said in the summer when asked if Wolves could become one of the best teams in world football: “I think it could happen.

“I think what the owners want to happen can happen. If don't know if it will happen or when it will happen – but I believe.

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"Anything can happen in football. We have the Leicester example that you don't need to be a huge club at the starting point to win the competition.

"This is a great project. From the first moments I came here I saw the project and that's why I want to stay here for as long as I can and be useful to the club.

Before adding "Wolves have made a huge step in the last two years. I'm very proud to be a part of the growing up that we have done since I joined the club.

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"We are all just looking forward to doing more."

Espirito Santo will be desperate to keep hold of Jota should United come calling in the summer having praised his recent Europa League performance.

"I'm happy for him, delighted because when a player scores three goals it means he has helped a lot," Nuno said.

"He did a good job, not only offensively but covering and was always organised. Neves also scored a beautiful goal."

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