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Liverpool sign Portugal winger Jota from Wolves

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Premier League - Wolverhampton Wanderers v AFC Bournemouth

Liverpool sign Portugal winger Jota from Wolves

Premier League - Wolverhampton Wanderers v AFC Bournemouth

(Reuters) - Liverpool have completed the signing of Portugal forward Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a long-term contract, the Premier League champions said on Saturday.

British media reported that Liverpool agreed a deal worth about 41 million pounds ($52.95 million) for Jota, whose versatility and work rate should fit in well with manager Juergen Klopp's hard-pressing style of play.

"It's just a really exciting moment for me and my family," Jota told Liverpool's website https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/409171-liverpool-fc-seal-signing-of-diogo-jota-on-long-term-deal. "All of my path since I was a kid and now, to join a club like Liverpool – the world champions – is just unbelievable. I just want to get started."

The 23-year-old Jota was left out of Wolves' League Cup defeat by Stoke City on Thursday and was an unused substitute in their 2-0 league win over Sheffield United last weekend.

Initially arriving on loan from Atletico Madrid in 2017, Jota has scored 16 goals and provided six assists for Wolves in the Premier League over the last three seasons.

He is Liverpool's third signing of the close season following the arrivals of Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich and Greece left back Kostas Tsimikas.

($1 = 0.7733 pounds)

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas and Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)