Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Al-Ittihad forward Jota amid Newcastle United interest
Tottenham Hotspur find themselves in the mix for a potential winger addition, and the focus is on the 24-year-old left-winger, Jota. This Jota, distinct from Liverpool’s Diogo Jota, has encountered a challenging spell since departing Celtic for the Saudi Pro League and joining Al-Ittihad.
Foreign player registration rules in Saudi Arabia permit teams to include only eight foreign players in their squads, leading to Jota being left out following the arrivals of notable names like Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante. This exclusion has limited the 24-year-old’s playing time.
Speculation surrounding Jota’s future has intensified, with the upcoming transfer window offering a potential avenue for a move. Newcastle has expressed interest in securing the left-winger, with Eddie Howe reportedly keen on a loan deal. However, recent reports suggest that Jota would prefer a move to Tottenham over the Magpies if he decides to depart Al-Ittihad in January.
Spurs want to sign Al-Ittihad forward Jota amid Newcastle interest.
That is according to Saudi outlet So3ody Sports via Express. Tottenham’s pursuit of Jota aligns with their eagerness to bolster the winger position in the squad. The prospect of a reunion with manager Ange Postecoglou, who previously managed Jota at Celtic before taking the reins at Spurs in the summer, adds an intriguing layer to the potential transfer.
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With Richarlison struggling to find form on the left wing, the Lilywhites could do with some reinforcement in the attacking third, which will surely help squad depth as well. Brennan Johnson and Bryan Gil could surely do with some healthy competition for a place in the starting XI.
Jota’s skill set and familiarity with Postecoglou’s coaching style could position him as a valuable addition to the squad, providing depth and competition on the left wing.
Jota is familiar with the ‘Ange Postecoglou style of play’.
For Jota, a move to Tottenham could represent a fresh start and an opportunity to reignite his career in a much more competitive league which would also help him explore his potential as an individual.
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As the transfer window approaches, the dynamics surrounding Jota’s potential move to Tottenham will undoubtedly be closely monitored by Spurs faithful. Time will tell whether or not this move comes to fruition.