Enze Postecoglou is not convinced that Jota is the right man for Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham have been on a roll at the start of this season. Postecoglou’s attacking style of soccer is firmly in place and has produced meaningful results in every game. Even against the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester United, the team didn’t back down, with the old guard and newcomers working in incredible synergy.

The slide began against Chelsea, however, when the stars aligned for Spurs. Cristian Romero was sent off in the first half, and they lost Mickey van der Vaart and James Maddison to injury in the closing minutes. To make matters worse, Yves Bissouma was sent off in the second half, leaving Spurs to face Chelsea with nine men.

The real trouble came next. Van der Vaart and Madsen would be out until next January, and Romero was handed a three-match suspension. The aftermath was devastating. Against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa, Spurs were unable to field their best lineup and suffered back-to-back defeats.

Three straight losses after a 10-match unbeaten streak. With the bitterness behind them, Spurs are looking to rebound. Boxing Day, with its overlapping fixtures, is likely to be a turning point, and Spurs are looking to add reinforcements to prepare for it.

The list of targets is long. They need to find a center back, a central midfielder, and a backup goalkeeper. A striker is also one of their needs. Since the departure of Harry Kane, Tottenham have not been able to sign a suitable replacement. Postecoglou wanted to use Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a center forward, but his struggles from last season continued. Luckily, Son Heung-min, who has been transformed into a ‘top’, is in peak goal-scoring form, but his declining fitness is a concern, so a backup is inevitable.

One athlete was mentioned as a possible candidate. It’s Jota, who plays in Saudi Arabia. A protégé of Postecoglou, he led Celtic to the Domestic Treble last season. This season, he moved to Saudi Arabia, but has been reduced to a fringe player and is now looking for a move.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Jota since his arrival. However, Postecoglou is hesitant to make a move. “Postecoglou is considering whether Jota is suitable for the Premier League (PL),” according to British outlet The Sun.

Of course, Jota wants to join Tottenham. “Jota is hoping to reunite with his old boss at Spurs after a hellish stint in Saudi Arabia,” said Team Talk.


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