Alan Hutton, a BBC analyst, speculated that Tottenham Hotspur might borrow a “exciting” player during the January transfer period.
Whom could Spurs be able to bring in?
We think that the Lilywhites’ outstanding start to the new season might only be one or two injuries away from a complete breakdown. In several crucial positions of the squad, like as the center-back position, where Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven have forged an outstanding connection, Spurs lack a large amount of depth.
In the event that Van de Ven or Romero were to become inactive, the only senior alternative would be Eric Dier, who is now the only one available. As a result, there are rumors that players like Galatasaray defender Victor Nelsson, Juventus star Gleison Bremer, Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly, and Bayer Leverkusen star Edmond Tapsoba are potential contenders to join in January.
Even though Tottenham has been winning without English striker Harry Kane, Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy have both been considered as potential Harry Kane replacements. Spurs are apparently considering a move for Al-Ittihad forward Jota, so a left-winger could also be an option in place of Dejan Kulusevski.
News on Jota transfers
Spurs are said to have a strong interest in recruiting the Portuguese, who Postecoglou is familiar with from his time at Celtic, should he return to Europe from Saudi Arabia. He was a standout player for Celtic, and it’s thought that the manager of Spurs would cherish a reunion with him at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (90min).
Hutton, a commentator who frequently appears on the BBC, has informed Football Insider that a loan agreement for Jota would very well be feasible.
“You would have assumed he would be paid enormous wages, but Spurs would only have to pay a portion of that if he joined on loan.” It’s clear that Ange [Postecoglou] knows him really well and is aware of his abilities.
“I believe he could bring something to it, but I also think Tottenham could have some competition in that position from players that play on the outside, like Son and Kulusevski.He is still improving, is in terrific shape, and I believe he has what it takes to play in the Premier League. It also helps to have a manager you get along with because you feel like you are off to a great start. Oh, what a talent he has.
Hutton, who previously expressed his admiration for Jota to Football Insider in 2022 when the player was still at Celtic, has always been a huge supporter of the midfielder.
“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.”