After less than two months in Saudi Arabia, is he coming back to Tottenham?
Son Heung-min’s club Tottenham are in the market for a new striker, and the player’s recent history stands out. It’s been less than two months since he moved to Saudi Arabia for the lure of ‘oil money’ and he could be on the move again. Al Ittihad winger Jota is the man in question.
The 24-year-old Portuguese striker left Celtic this summer to don the colors of Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad. Jota, who led Celtic to the treble last season, left for Al Ittihad for a transfer fee of £25 million and wages of £200,000 a week. That’s a lot of money for a player of his experience. He was rewarded with 11 goals and 11 assists in 33 league appearances for Celtic last season.
메이저놀이터However, less than two months later, he was the subject of transfer rumors again. Local outlet 90min.com is reporting that Tottenham will push for a deal for Jota before the summer transfer window closes.
It’s not unusual for Tottenham to be on the lookout for players, but it’s unusual for a player to make another move so soon after joining a new team. The outlet emphasized that it is entirely possible for Jota to leave Al Ittihad.
Jota has faced stiff competition for a starting spot since joining Al Ittihad. The Red Devils now have a ‘living legend’ in Karim Benzema, while Homaringo and Igor Coronado are favored on the flanks. Al Ittihad are currently managed by former Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who reportedly has no qualms about letting Jota go.
Coincidentally, Tottenham are now coached by Enzi Postecoglou, who worked with Zotta at Celtic last season. It is believed that Postecoglou, who knows Jota better than anyone, is keen to keep him.