Ange Postecoglou used to work with Jota at Celtic, and it did not shock us when we found out that Tottenham Hotspur wanted to get the winger during the summer transfer season. Ange Postecoglou became the head coach of Tottenham in the summer.
Postecoglou had previously worked with Jota at Celtic. Jota is still playing for Al Ittihad, but it is not clear what will happen to him at the Saudi Arabian club. There is more about this update, which you must read further to get the full gist!
Former Celtic Player Named Jota is Being Talked about as a Possible Transfer to Tottenham Hotspur this Summer
On August 25, 90min reported that Tottenham Hotspur was thinking about adding Jota to their team shortly after he had left Celtic to join Al Ittihad.
Al Ittihad, a team in a league in Saudi Arabia, was okay with letting the winger go play for another team on loan, even though they had just signed him from Celtic a short while ago.
The Scottish Sun mentioned that Al Ittihad paid Celtic £25 million to bring Jota to their team, and they are paying the 24-year-old Portuguese winger £200,000 per week as his salary.”
Spurs did not end up signing Jota. Instead of Spur signing him, the team from North London signed Brennan Johnson, who is a forward from Wales, from another Premier League team, Nottingham Forest.
Jota is Having a Tough Time at Al Ittihad at the Moment
According to journalist Hattan Al Najjar, Al Ittihad has chosen not to put Jota in any of their league matches from now on. Luiz Felipe, who came from Real Betis, is now going to step in for the player who used to be at Celtic in the team.
The Sun also reported that the 24-year-old winger has taken part in five matches for Al Ittihad, playing a total of 133 minutes, and from all these, he scored just one goal.
Something very interesting is that the team Al Ittihad is now being coached by Nuno, who used to be in charge at Tottenham. Nuno helped The Tigers win the Saudi Pro League championship in the 2022-23 season.
Even when Nuno was with Tottenham Hotspur, he played his role very well, and he was credited for the good role he played with the team.
If he led the Tigers to the stage of winning the Saudi Pro League championship, then he will do even more for Al Ittihad. We will give you more updates based on this development as we hear them. Try and stick around.