Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota has claimed that the transfer fees being paid for players currently is astronomical, and said that he was unable to explain the price doled out by Manchester United for Harry Maguire.
United paid £80million for Maguire's services to Leicester City having spent all summer trying to get a deal done for the player. It was the first time after a long while that they played without either Phil Jones and Chris Smalling in the squad.
However, Jota is unable to fathom the kind of money that is being spent on players these days, and said the market was unreal.
“It (the £80m fee) is hard to explain,” he said to FourFourTwo. “The market is unreal now in my opinion. But it's nothing to do with me, it is to do with the clubs and it is the moment we are living in. We just have to respect that amount. I think Harry Maguire has a lot of quality but I know the players that we have in our team and I trust them."
Wolves are set to play Manchester United on Monday night and Jota believes that they have the necessary quality to continue their good record against the Red Devils.
“It’s a new season,” he said. "[Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer has had more time to work with his players - he’s made his own changes. In the transfer market they’ve tried to improve their team so we know it’s going to be very hard for us. We have to understand that we will face a very big team.”