This is what happens when you move to Saudi Arabia…’Celtic ace→promise→career crisis’
If you move to Saudi Arabia just looking at money, you may face a career crisis.
Jota, who was active at Celtic until the 2022-23 season, was tempted by Saudi Arabia in the transfer market this summer. Al-Etihad, who originally tried to recruit Son Heung-min, sought a new left wing forward and targeted Jota, who was considered Celtic’s future.
Born in 1999, Jota is a player who grew up in Benfica, Portugal, from a young age. I grew up in Benfica early on with great expectations. From the 2018-19 Season, he was registered as the first team of Benfica. Unfortunately, he was not successful in the Portuguese league, but his career changed 180 degrees when he moved to Celtic in the 2021-22 season.온라인카지노
Since his debut season, he has scored seven goals and eight assists in 24 games in the league alone. The person who recruited Jota is coach Enze Postecoglou, who is now coaching Son Heung-min at Tottenham. Based on his aggressive speed and flexible dribbling, Jota served as Celtic’s main scorer along with Kyogo Furuhashi.
His skills were in full bloom in the 2022-23 season. He began to be recognized as the best wing forward in the Scottish League with 11 goals and 10 assists in 29 league matches. Jota, who began to enter his heyday, surprisingly moved to RItihad this summer.
Ithihad paid a considerable transfer fee of 25 million pounds (about 41.6 billion won), and Jota received 10 million pounds (about 16.6 billion won) a year after tax. Jota left Celtic and became teammates with Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante, but he was in a career crisis.
After the transfer, he played in the Arab Championship but did not show much performance. Coach Nunu Santo immediately dropped to the bench as if he didn’t like Jota’s performance. After the opening of the Saudi Professional League, Jota continued to appear in the game, but was completely out of the main competition. All five games are played only as a substitute.
The position is getting smaller and smaller. Britain’s Daily Mail reported on the 9th (Korea Standard Time) that “Jota was excluded from the squad two months after leaving Celtic and moving to Ritihad.” Given that he has been excluded from the squad, he is unlikely to play more in Ritihad this season unless there is a dramatic turnaround.
Born in 1999, he’s just entering his prime, but Jota has faced a crisis in his career due to the wrong transfer decision.