Former Celtic winger Jota has not endured the best time since leaving the club for Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia. He was not included in the side’s squad for the Saudi Pro League but gave his manager Nuno a reminder of his presence with a goal on Sunday.

Al-Ittihad took on Al-Wehda in a friendly match, and the flamboyant Portuguese wide-man netted the sole goal of the game. After receiving the ball inside the box, Jota finished into the bottom left corner:

The goal was only the second the 24-year-old has scored for his team but he has struggled with injury and a lack of minutes. It comes amid news that Ange Postecoglou, who initially brought Jota to Glasgow, is interested in offering him a lifeline at Spurs.

It is said that the EPL league leaders are ‘poised’ to propose a loan deal for the man who was a hit at Celtic. Over two years at the club, Jota won five trophies and made 83 appearances, scoring 28 goals and assisting 26.


He was a key asset at Parkhead, but he simply couldn’t turn down the financial additives of a move to the Middle East. Footballing-wise, things haven’t worked out for Jota at Al-Ittihad, though.

Going forward, it will be hoped the treble-winner can find an escape route and get his footballing career back on track because his natural talent and ability is pleasing to watch and next to none.


  1. Jota F, is paid to train in the starlight, and when not on the bench to lay in the starlight and lap up all its vitamin D+ goodness.

    Why would he want to come back and be booted up his arse in any league and get some medals?? it’s a very moot point.

    I would just top up my all year around tan, wear my kaftan and go on multiple camel safaris in the desert.

    If I were Jf.


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