Postecoglou’s former protégé in Saudi Arabia wants to reunite with Son Heung-min.
Son Heung-min’s manager at Tottenham, Angie Postecoglou, is reportedly looking to reunite with his former Celtic striker Jota.
The Portuguese winger was a key part of Celtic’s treble triumph last season. He was one of the team’s brightest stars, scoring 11 goals and providing 10 assists in the Scottish Premiership.
After guiding Celtic to a treble last season, Postecoglou was rewarded with a new job at Tottenham. Jota was on the radar of several ‘oil money’ Saudi Arabian clubs before landing in the arms of Al Ittihad. The transfer fee alone was a whopping £25.4 million.
But Al Ittihad didn’t stop there, signing superstars like Karim Benzema, Fabinho, and N’Golo Kante. Maybe the Saudi League was a bit of a catch-22, but there was no place for Zotta. Zotta has yet to start a game in the Saudi League. He’s made five substitute appearances and scored a meager one goal.토토사이트
On top of that, Al Ittihad were reportedly in violation of league rules, which only allow them to register eight foreign players. The repercussions fell on Zotta. He wasn’t even allowed to be included in the roster. As a result, Jota will miss the AFC Champions League and the Club World Cup.
Tottenham are monitoring his situation, according to the Mirror. Zotta asked to be released from his contract just two months after arriving in Saudi Arabia, but Al Ittihad rejected the request. However, Jota is preparing to leave the club in the January transfer window, and Postecoglou is said to be open to bringing him back, according to the Mirror.
Tottenham strengthened their flank last summer with the signings of Marno Solomon and Brennan Thorson. However, they recently lost Ivan Perisic to a knee injury that has ruled him out for the season. Add to that the fact that Heung-min Son has moved up front due to a lack of form, and it’s clear that the side needs to be strengthened.