Maybe it’s “easier” to obtain him.
One player in particular is thought to be of “interesting” interest to Tottenham, and fans are encouraged to keep an eye out for his possible signing.
Even though there was a lot of talk in January about a potential addition for a new left-sided center back, Ange Postecoglou, the manager, is reportedly eager to bring in a new winger. The only natural wide players for Spurs are Bryan Gil, Brennan Johnson, and Dejan Kulusevski due to injuries to Ivan Perisic, Manor Solomon, and Richarlison.
Before club-record goal scorer Harry Kane moved to Bayern Munich, Son Heung-min excelled in that role for Spurs. However, the South Korean star is now dazzling as Tottenham’s main front man.
After just 12 league games, Son is already just two goals shy of matching his entire 2022/2023 goal total, thus it could be a mistake to switch him back out wide. While Gil has played just 17 Premier League minutes thus far, Johnson, the summer acquisition, has reportedly failed to satisfy Spurs management.
With players like Samuel Iling-Junior and Antonio Nusa being linked to Spurs only this week, Postecoglou is looking for another wide player.
Spurs may make a “interesting” trade for Jota.
Former Celtics standout Jota has also been mentioned on a few occasions as an attacker. The 24-year-old, who is currently residing in Al-Ittihad, seems excited to get out of Saudi Arabia and head back to Europe. From his days at Parkhead, Postecoglou is familiar with Jota, and rumors have it that the winger would be eager to sign with Tottenham.
Journalist Graeme Bailey provided Talking Transfers with his own update on the matter, saying that Jota’s move to Spurs is “interesting” to follow.
Jota is an intriguing person, Bailey remarked this week.
“Watch him closely; they also like Hatate, Furuhashi, and Maeda from Celtic. However, Jota, it might be simpler to capture him in Saudi Arabia than to launch a raid into Scotland’s north.” I wouldn’t rule out him joining Celtic because getting some of these players from them would be less expensive than getting some of these European players.”
Jota has 29 SPFL appearances under Postecoglou, with 11 goals and 10 assists during his greatest season north of the border. Tottenham’s manager has so far gotten the best out of many players in his roster, and there is no reason why he cannot do the same with Jota in England, even if the Premier League is thought to be a considerably more prestigious and competitive landing site.
In an interview in 2022, pundit Alan Hutton described Jota as a “exciting” and “incredible” talent.
“Jota is still developing as he is only 23 years old,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“I think he can get better, and he’s probably only going to get better. For someone who hasn’t been playing much for his parent club, he has accomplished amazing things this season. Benfica is a major club in and of itself, but even at such a young age, he has proven himself capable of handling the strain of moving to another club and doing well.
“Fans want to see Jota as that player.” He’s fascinating.