According to BBC analyst Alan Hutton, Tottenham Hotspur may be able to sign a player who is “exciting” on loan during the January transfer window.
In January, whom could the Spurs sign?
We think that the Lilywhites’ incredible start to the new season could be just one or two injuries away from a complete collapse. In several crucial positions within the team, such as center-back, where Micky van de Ven and Cristian Romero have established an excellent partnership, Spurs lack depth.
Since he is currently the sole senior option, only Eric Dier would enter the game if either Van de Ven or Romero became unavailable. Thus, there are rumors that players like Victor Nelsson, a defender for Galatasaray, Gleneson Bremer, a star for Juventus, Lloyd Kelly of Bournemouth, and Bayer
Brentford’s Ivan Toney and in-form Stuttgart star Serhou Guirassy have also been mentioned as possible replacements for star striker Harry Kane, despite the fact Spurs have been thriving in the Englishman’s absence. A left-winger as an alternative to Dejan Kulusevski is also a possibility, with Tottenham reportedly eyeing up a move for Al-Ittihad forward Jota.
Jota transfer update
The Portuguese, who Postecoglou knows well from his time at Celtic, could well return to Europe from Saudi Arabia, and Spurs are credited with a serious interest in signing him, according to the recent Jota transfer news. He was a star player for Celtic, and it is believed that Spurs’ manager would love a reunion with him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (90min).
Hutton, who features regularly for the BBC as a pundit, has told Football Insider that a loan deal for Jota could well be possible.
“He will be on massive wages, you would have thought, but if he were to join on loan, Spurs would only have to pay part of that. Ange [Postecoglou] obviously knows him really well and knows what he is capable of.
“I think that is a position where Tottenham probably could have a little bit of competition, the likes of Son and Kulusevski play on the outside, but I think he could add something to it. I think he has got the quality to play in the Premier League, he is at a good age, he is still getting better and it is always a little bit easier when you know the manager because you feel like you are onto a winning start already. What a player he could be.”
Hutton has always been a big fan of Jota, having also said this to Football Insider on the player back in 2022 during his time at Celtic.
“What he’s done this season has been incredible, for him to come from his parent club, where he’s not really been playing. Benfica are a big club in their own right, but to come to another club where there’s a lot of pressure, to perform at such a young age, he’s stood up to that task.
“Jota’s that player fans want to see. He’s exciting, he takes people on, he makes things happen, he scores goals and ticks all the boxes.”