Diogo Jota has been lighting it up at Liverpool since leacing Wolves in a deal reported to be worth up to £45 million (BBC Sport).

The Portugal international has already scored nine goals for the Reds, and is being dubbed for many as one of the signings of the season so far.

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Wolves have certainly been stung by his sale, even if he did lack consistency at Molineux at times.

That said, Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence are showing signs that they could eventually replace Jota’s goals and assists.

£45 million for Jota was largely seen as a fair price by supporters of both clubs at the time.

Some Wolves fans felt it was a good fee for someone who didn’t start every single game for the club and did sometimes have dry spells.

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But he’s started on fire at Anfield, and he’s making his fee look like a total bargain.

And according to CIES Football Observatory, a research group that focuses on statistical studies of football-related issues, has estimated Jota’s value at the moment after his stunning start.

He’s apparently now worth €84 million/£75.7 million.

In October he was worth €67.5 million/£60.4 million, meaning he’s increased by €16.5 million/£14.8 million in the space of a month.

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Only two other players in Europe have had a higher increase in transfer value in the same period of time – Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund (£108.5 million in October to £140.3 million in November) and Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United (also £108.5 million in October to £126.4 in November.

Jota’s value was always likely to shoot up playing in one of the best teams in Europe, but it’s certainly frustrating to see it happening so quickly.

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