He wants Newcastle United but prefers Tottenham Hotspur.
“Newcastle have set Jota (24, Al Ittihad) as a January signing target,” the Express reported on Tuesday. However, the player would prefer a move to Tottenham.”
Jota is a flanker with decent dribbling ability. He also has good pace, which allows him to play on the counterattack. The Portuguese native made his professional debut for Benfica in 2018 before joining Celtic on loan in 2021. Jota immediately caught the eye of Celtic and made the move permanent.레모나토토
In his two years at Celtic, including his loan spell, he made 83 appearances, scoring 28 goals and providing 26 assists. Last season, he played alongside then-Celtic manager Enze Postecoglou in the club’s ‘Domestic Treble’.
This summer, however, he made a surprise move to Saudi Arabia. His destination was Al Ittihad. At just 24 years old, he couldn’t resist the lure of oil money. But Al Ittihad had begun collecting superstars who were better than Jota. The likes of Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Fabinho have joined the squad, leaving Zotta barely registered. Jota hasn’t played in a Saudi league match since September after scoring one goal in seven appearances this season. He played one match each in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League in October and November.
Newcastle will be looking to capitalize on this gap. Newcastle has been in disarray lately, with many players out with injuries. The attacking line in particular has been devastated. Alexandre Lacazette, Callum Wilson, Harvey Barnes, and Jacob Murphy have all picked up strain injuries.
As a result, Zotta was identified as a new attacking option. However, Zotta is reportedly favoring a move to Tottenham. Like Newcastle, Tottenham are also interested in signing Zotta, who is believed to be keen to reunite with his old coach, Postecoglou.