Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou is personally eyeing an “exciting” player, and the man in question is keen on joining him too.
The former Celtic star, who worked with Postecoglou at Parkhead for two years, is a player the Lilywhites head coach knows very well. According to 90min, Tottenham’s manager is personally keen to bring Jota to N17, and the feeling is mutual. The Portuguese would “ultimately love” to link up with his old boss at Spurs, which gives Tottenham a slight edge in the race ahead of other suitors.
Pundit Alan Hutton, commenting on the player last summer, called Jota an “exciting” and “incredible” player.
“Jota’s only 23-years-old, he’s still developing,” explained Hutton to Football Insider. “He’s probably only going to get better, I think he can get better. What he’s done this season has been incredible, for him to come from his parent club, where he’s not really been playing. Benfica are a big club in their own right but to come to another club where there’s a lot of pressure, to perform at such a young age, he’s stood up to that task.
“Jota’s that player fans want to see. He’s exciting, he takes people on, he makes things happen, he scores goals and ticks all the boxes.”
“Jota’s performances have been nothing short of mesmerizing this season,” added Hutton. “He brings an excitement to the pitch that fans love to see. It’s not just his skill on the ball, but his ability to create goal-scoring opportunities and find the back of the net himself.”
The prospect of Jota’s potential move to Tottenham Hotspur has sent waves of excitement through both the club’s fanbase and management. With Ange Postecoglou’s personal interest and Jota’s eagerness for a reunion, it’s a transfer saga that could shape the future of the Lilywhites.