Wolves cashed in on Diogo Jota this summer and opted not to directly replace the Portugal international.

The club received a reported £41 million in compensation fror the transfer, with potentially another £4 million to come in add-ons (BBC Sport).

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The feeling was seemingly that, in Adama Traore, Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence, there should be enough quality to avoid signing someone specifically to replace Jota.

A number of names were linked with a switch to Molineux, including the likes of Thomas Lemar and Pepe of Brazilian outfit Gremio.

Another man Wolves reportedly had interest in was FC Porto star Jesus Corona.

According to the Daily Mail in September, the Black Country club actually had a £22 million offer rejected for the 42-cap Mexico international.

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And unfortunately, the star is already setting about showing his quality over in Portugal.

 

In his first four games of 2020/21, Corona has already scored two goals and provided two assists, and he also scored against Algeria in a friendly during the last international break. He also caused serious problems for the Netherlands before that.

Corona showing Wolves what they’re missing

It has not been a great start to 2020/21 for Wolves, who have been somewhat disjointed in attack so far.

The lack of a proper pre-season has not helped and one would hope things eventually improve, but Corona’s start to the new season is making for uncomfortable viewing.

Hopefully the likes of Traore, Neto and Podence can find their shooting boots soon, so that any extended Corona purple patch won’t ultimately matter too much.

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