Despite ongoing speculation linking Tottenham Hotspur with a move for Jota, the latest report on the matter suggests Ange Postecoglou still isn’t entirely convinced his former player would be the right man for Spurs.
Tottenham may still have attacking talent like Heung-min Son, Dejan Kulusevski, and Brennan Johnson at their disposal, but injuries to a number of players has left the squad worryingly thin as we head into the winter period.
With James Maddison, Ivan Perisic, and Manor Solomon all out until next year, and Richarlison just beginning to recover from his own surgery, Ange Postecoglou needs reinforcements for his squad in the January transfer window.
Former Celtic winger, Jota, has been linked with a move to Europe due to the fact he is ineligible to play for Al-Ittihad in the Saudi league (TEAMtalk). Spurs are among the clubs looking at Jota, with Postecoglou potentially keen to reunite with the Portuguese attacker (Football Insider).
Jota may not be right for Postecoglou’s Spurs
However, a new report from The Sun suggests Postecoglou is not letting his heart rule his head, and is still “mulling over” a potential move for the 24-year-old.
Apparently, Postecoglou is unsure whether Jota would “be a good fit for the Premier League” and the Australian still hasn’t “made up his mind” as to whether he will try and sign his former Celtic star in January.
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The report adds that Jota himself is “keen to end” his time in Saudi Arabia, and wants to “join old boss” Postecoglou at Spurs. If Postecoglou does decide against the move, it’s said Wolves are also circling.
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Just because Jota worked out well for Postecoglou in Scotland, that doesn’t mean he will be right for the Spurs system or the English game. Postecoglou has to think very carefully about this move, and not let sentiment get in the way.