If he succeeds in escaping Saudi Arabia, he will likely partner Son Heung-min.
“Tottenham Hotspur are the favorites to sign Jota, 24, of Al Ittihad, ahead of Brentford and Everton,” the English outlet TeamTalk reported on Friday (June 5).
Jota was one of the key players in 스포츠토토 Celtic’s treble last season. He scored 15 goals and provided 12 assists in 43 games across all competitions and was a big part of the Celtic attack.
He is also known to be a favorite of Postecoglou. In two seasons under Postecoglou’s tutelage, Jota scored 28 goals and 26 assists in 83 games.
Jota’s scoring prowess also caught the attention of Saudi Arabia. Al Ittihad signed him in July for a transfer fee of €29 million.
That’s when the misfortune began. Jota hasn’t been able to play in the Saudi Arabian league since last month. The reason: Al Ittihad’s mismanagement.
Al Ittihad signed nine foreign players this summer, but league rules only allow for a maximum of eight foreign players. As a result, Jota has been excluded from the first-team squad.
Speculation is rife that he will leave Saudi Arabia. According to the report, Jota has begun discussions with the club about a mutual termination of his contract in order to leave the club in the January transfer window.
The outlet said, “The player’s agent was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the last game against Arsenal. He has also visited Tottenham in person on several occasions recently.”