Tottenham are said to be among the clubs who are closely following Benfica forward Joao Filipe.
The 19-year-old who is better known as Jota, is reportedly attracting interest from several European heavyweights including the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. (A Bola)
Here’s all you need to know about the youngster.
Full Name: João Pedro Neves Filipe (aka Jota)
Club: S.L. Benfica
Position: Wing forward
Playing Style: Jota is extremely skillful with the ball and has amazingly quick feet. He likes to take defenders on, and he keeps them guessing as he is adept at both cutting inside and taking a shot at goal, as well as getting to the touchline and getting crosses in.
Strengths: Balance, technique, shooting
Weaknesses: Physical strength
Highlights of His Career: Jota has enjoyed tremendous success in all youth levels for Portugal. He is considered by many as the best young talent in Portuguese football. His performances for the Benfica B side over the last couple of seasons has finally seen the 18-year-old break into the first team this year.
Rumour Rating: B+
There might be some truth to this rumour as multiple sources including A Bola, Record, and O Jogo have all reported that Tottenham are interested in signing the youngster. However, given the other big names being mentioned, Spurs will have to act quickly if they want to secure Jota’s services.
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