Tottenham Hotspur are among the teams interested in signing Jota, a Portuguese winger, according to 90min.
During the summer transfer window, the 24-year-old was extensively linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, but the transaction fell through. In July, he joined Saudi club Al Itihad for a cost of roughly £25 million.
Surprisingly, the club has locked him out and he has not been enrolled for the forthcoming season. According to 90min, Jota is now in discussions with the Saudi club in order to reach an agreement. He wants the club to free him so he may return to Europe as soon as possible.
Ange Postecouglou will be keen to sign him if he is allowed to leave for free. Al Ittihad may not be willing to sell him now, rather they could let him go in the winter transfer window.
However, Tottenham will face competition as 90min adds that a host of Premier League clubs including Brentford, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, and West Ham are vying for his signature while Celtic are also looking to bring him back at Parkhead.
Spurs must get him
Jota is a terrific winger who improved dramatically under Postecoglou during his time at Celtic. He scored 28 goals and had 26 assists in 83 games for the Bhoys over two seasons and would be eager to reunite with his former manager at Spurs.
Like Brennan Johnson, he loves to hug the touchline and is a proven match winner. Having excelled under Postecoglou at Celtic, he probably won’t take much time in settling in at the north London club, should he make the move. In theory, Jota should fit in Postecoglou’s preferred system more than some of the current wingers at the club.
He has got the quality to thrive in the Premier League, and the North London club should move for him if he is available for free or on a cut-price deal.