Tottenham’s head coach, Ange Postecoglou, has set his sights on former Celtic star Jota as a potential addition to his squad, according to reports.
Jota’s situation has taken a dramatic turn as he finds himself sidelined by Al-Ittihad, just a few months after joining the Saudi Arabian club from Celtic, where Postecoglou previously managed. Despite the promising start to his career with Al-Ittihad, the 24-year-old midfielder has played only five matches, finding the back of the net once.
Based on data from Transfermarkt.com, Jota’s current market value is assessed at an impressive 13 million euros, a testament to his abilities and potential.
The Sunday Express has reported that the Spurs manager is eager to orchestrate a reunion with Jota, particularly after the unfortunate loss of Ivan Perisic to a season-ending ACL injury. The potential addition of Jota would provide valuable depth to Tottenham’s squad.
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Interestingly, Jota has not been included in Al-Ittihad’s Saudi Pro League roster. However, he remains eligible to participate in Champions League and cup fixtures. Nevertheless, he has expressed a strong desire to secure a release from his contract in order to continue playing this season.
Despite Jota’s request, coach Nuno has rejected the notion of releasing him. Nevertheless, ongoing discussions are underway between the parties involved, with Jota determined to avoid the prospect of sitting out an entire season.
The situation surrounding Jota’s future has added an element of uncertainty to the upcoming transfer window, with Tottenham being one of the clubs closely monitoring the developments. As negotiations persist, the football world awaits the resolution of Jota’s dilemma and whether a reunion with Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham could become a reality.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.