Tottenham Hotspur have been left short-handed in their attacking options due to injuries ravaging their squad in the last three Premier League games. The Lilywhites have subsequently been linked with a possible short-term move for Al-Ittihad winger Jota in the January transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur Could Make Jota Loan Move
Why Jota To Spurs Can Make Sense
The Telegraph’s Matt Law has clarified the Lilywhites’ links to the Portuguese forward and claims that “insiders believe” it would make a lot of sense for him to join the Premier League heavyweights on loan for the rest of the 2023/24 season.
Jota has failed to settle in at At-Ittihad after joining the club from Celtic in the summer transfer window. The journalist claims that with Spurs currently without the likes of Richarlison, Manor Solomon, and James Maddison due to injury problems, the possible loan move for the Portuguese winger would help give them more attacking cover and allow Ange Postecoglou to drop Dejan Kulusevki into a midfield role more often.
Postecoglou is, of course, well aware of the qualities of Jota, having brought him to Celtic in 2021 and made him a key player in Scotland. The 24-year-old had a brilliant spell at Celtic, scoring 28 goals and providing 26 appearances in only 83 appearances.
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How Versatile Forward Can Fit In At Spurs?
Even though he has struggled to impress in the Saudi Pro League since his move to Al-Ittihad, Jota is an exciting and versatile forward who can slot into various roles. He can play both as a left-winger and in the right-wing role – meaning his inclusion could significantly improve Postecoglou’s options in rotating his wingers.
The 24-year-old won two Scottish Premiership titles with the Spurs gaffer at Celtic and was in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year in the 2021/22 season. Jota is blessed with pace and dribbling ability and is efficient with his decision-making and finishing skills. Cristiano Ronaldo called him a “top player” after his acquisition by Al-Ittihad. Even though he hasn’t impressed at Saudi Arabia, perhaps a reunion with Postecoglou can help the Portuguese star regain his confidence.