Tottenham remain interested in signing another attacker this transfer window and Jota is a player strongly linked recently.
Having made a £25 million move to Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League during the summer, Jota faced unforeseen hurdles as the club surpassed foreign player limits, leaving him sidelined from the squad.
Reports suggests Tottenham could help him find a potential escape to end his Gulf misery, with contacts reportedly initiated, according to Graeme Bailey.
The journalist told HITC:
Spurs aren’t finished there though and still want to add another winger.
Contact has been made for Al Ittihad wide man Jota, who thrived under Ange Postecoglou at Celtic.
Jota’s time in Saudi Arabia has been miserable and Spurs could offer him an escape route, even if only on an initial loan.
The interest in Jota aligns with Spurs’ pursuit of bolstering their attacking options, especially in the wake of the injuries to Manor Solomon and Ivan Perisic as well as Son’s anticipated absence during the AFC Asian Cup.
Jota has previously flourished under Ange Postecoglou at Celtic, scoring 28 and assisting 26 in 83 games during their time together in Scotland.
This prior successful partnership could sway the decision in favor of a potential loan move, offering Jota an escape from his challenging stint in Saudi Arabia.
While a permanent transfer could materialise in the summer, Tottenham may initially explore a loan arrangement to secure Jota’s services.
The player’s familiarity with Postecoglou’s tactics and his track record could potentially make him an excellent addition to the Spurs team.