He grew up in Gondomar’s lower organization, which is also close to Porto, and after working for Paços Ferreira and Atlético Madrid, he officially joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2018.
He scored 44 goals and 19 assists in 131 games for the club in total, and his performance caught the attention of Liverpool.
He has been a key member of the Liverpool attack since the summer of 2020, and has been a key member of the Liverpool front three. 27 years old, he still plays multiple roles, including left and right wing and center forward, and is one of the most decisive players in front of goal.
Former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson is a big admirer of the forward, who has also established himself in the Portuguese national team.
He also praised the way the player was developed at Anfield, saying that he represents the reinforcement department developed by Jurgen Klopp’s regime.
“Jota’s a perfect example of how good the recruitment and Klopp’s development has been since he’s been manager. I think they signed him for around £40m, and people thought that was too much money, but now that looks cheap. Their recruitment has been great.”
“Nobody thought Jota was going to be as good as he is, I wouldn’t even have said he was the best player at Wolves at the time, so the fact that they’ve got someone that was on the fringe at Wolves and turned him into a player that’s good enough to be a top player, it’s a perfect example of their recruitment,”Squawka