Jota, a winger for Al-Ittihad, is reportedly a target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to SportMediaSet (as reported by Fichajes.com).
The possibility of Jota and Ange Postecoglou rejoining at Spurs has been discussed in a number of papers over the past couple of weeks.
This includes a TEAMtalk update from October 4 suggesting that Tottenham are currently in the lead to sign the winger after he was frozen out of the Al-Ittihad setup due to the club having too many international players.
It was clarified that the Portuguese star’s agents are actively seeking a new club for their client and that they have been spotted at several of Tottenham’s games this season, including the North London Derby two weeks ago.
Ivan Perisic and Manor Solomon’s injuries, according to CaughtOffside’s report from last week, have forced Spurs to look for a new winger, with Jota at the top of their list.
Tottenham could make loan request for Jota
The Premier League has reportedly expressed’strong’ interest in Jota, according to SpotMediaSet, which also noted that Tottenham’s interest in the player is well-known.
The source takes a step further and claims that Spurs ‘intend to ask’ Al-Ittihad about loaning out the 24-year-old.
Since there would be plenty of interest in the former Celtic player’s talents, I fail to see why the Saudi club would want to loan Jota out in January rather than sell him permanently and repay the money they paid.
He’ll grow’ – Ipswich manager on Dane Scarlett’s lack of game time so far
Kieran McKenna, the manager of Ipswich Town, is certain that Dane Scarlett will develop as a player during his loan assignment at Portman Road Stadium.
At Spurs, Scarlett is highly regarded, and many see him as a future first-team possibility.
In fact, Ange Postecoglou even substituted the striker for Fulham in the second half of the Carabao Cup game in August, saying at the time that the youngster had impressed him in practice (Football.London).
The former member of the Spurs academy spent the previous campaign on loan at Portsmouth, but things did not go as expected for him at Fratton Park.
Big season ahead for Dane Scarlett at Ipswich
Scarlett will be looking for better results at Ipswich, although so far this year, he has made just four Championship appearances for the Tractor Boys, all of which he has done off the bench (Transfermarkt).
Since working with Scarlett while serving as the academy coach for Tottenham, McKenna is well acquainted with the striker, and the 37-year-old has now said that the youngster’s moment will come.
Dane is a young striker with a strong pedigree who has had to be patient because he arrived late in the window but has a lot of talent, the man told The Times. With us, he’ll develop.
Given that Ipswich has had a strong start to the season and is currently second in the standings, it is understandable why McKenna would not want to alter a successful formula.
But the 19-year-old will probably have his opportunities sooner rather than later, so he must seize them with both hands.