• Liverpool is set to complete the signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves after agreeing to a five-year deal
  • Jota is Liverpool's next big signing after Thiago Alcantara
  • The Reds decided to sign Jota after deeming Watford's Ismaila Sarr too expensive

Liverpool is set to complete another signing after agreeing to a five-year deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota following the transfer Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.

Liverpool is ramping up its spending in the remaining days of the transfer window. After a long courtship with Bayern, the Reds finally landed Alcantara via a £27 million ($35 million) deal on Friday, Sept. 18. Now, the Premier League champion is set to complete Jota's £45 million ($58 million) move, Goal reported.

The Portuguese forward has already agreed to a five-year contract with Liverpool and is set to join Jurgen Klopp’s side this season. Jota will head to Melwood on Saturday, Sept. 19, to undergo a medical before completing the deal.

Wolves, meanwhile, is closing in on a £10 million ($12 million) deal for Liverpool defender Ki-Jana Hoever, Sky Sports reported.

Jota is expected to serve as a credible backup for Liverpool’s front line trio, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, the report noted.

Klopp is said to have been impressed by Jota’s work rate, determination and flexibility when Liverpool and Wolves previously faced each other in the Premier League. Liverpool ultimately sealed the deal with Jota after concluding that Watford star Ismaila Sarr, the club’s other top prospect, was too expensive, the report said.

Prior to signing Jota, the Reds were keen on pursuing Sarr, who scored a brace to hand Liverpool its first defeat in the previous season back in February. However, Klopp’s side was reluctant to meet the Hornets’ £40 million ($52 million) demand for the Senegalese winger and shifted its focus on Jota.

Jota emerged as a top target for the Reds after his impressive run with the Wolves. The 23-year-old has proven that he is capable of playing a variety of positions across the front line, but his primary attribute is scoring goals. In fact, he has already tallied an impressive total of 44 goals in 131 appearances for the Wolves.

Alcantara, on the other hand, has long been viewed by the Reds as a key player in the midfield. The Spaniard is already a seasoned veteran in the sport who can contribute to the English top flight champion on and off the pitch.

After completing his move to Anfield, Alcantara opened up about his desire to join the Premier League in an interview published in Liverpool’s official website.

“I think it’s an amazing feeling,” the 29-year-old said. “I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here.”

Jurgen Klopp is on the brink of leading Liverpool to a first league title in 30 years
Jurgen Klopp is on the brink of leading Liverpool to a first league title in 30 years AFP / Paul ELLIS