Portuguese youngster Jota, had the world at his feet during his time in Scotland with the winger showcasing his talents in the Scottish Premier League, scoring 21 goals and providing 21 assists in the Premiership in his two years at the Celtic.
He was regarded as a major prospect, attracting interest from many clubs from all across Europe, especially from the Premier League.
However, to everyone’s shock, Jota opted for a move out of Glasgow which wasn’t the surprising part but his destination that raised eyebrows.
Celtic had reached an agreement with Saudi Arabian side, Al Ittihad for a fee of 25 million pounds.
However, Jota has been finding it difficult to adjust to life in Saudi Arabia which is quite understandable as it is a new culture, new language, new lifestyle and new people to adapt to.
From a football aspect though, the winger hasn’t been the manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s favorite as he was benched for both of Ittihad’s Saudi Professional League fixtures, averaging just 16 minutes per game.
To everybody’s shock however, Al Ittihad looks keen to find a way to transfer the Portuguese out of the club after just one month from his signing.
It’s now been claimed by leading Saudi sports journalist Muhammad Al-Bukairy, who boasts 2.7 million followers on Twitter, that Jota is going to get the axe at the Saudi club.
No additional information or reason for his supposed imminent departure was offered up by Al-Bukairy, leaving fans baffled. Another Saudi reporter, Sami Al-Qadi, suggested he could leave on loan.
Though, according to Portuguese source Record, the reason why Al Ittihad want to shift Jota is because their fans think he’s not a big enough name and want to replace him with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Many fans online suggest that Jota had only joined the club due to monetary reasons and higher salary and other incentives. While fans of Al Ittihad believe this is a positive approach taken by the club as they find a way to land the signing of the Egyptian King, Mo Salah to Ittihad.