Winger Jota is reportedly going to be sent out on a shock loan by his new club in Saudi Arabia just weeks after sealing a £25million exit from Celtic.
The Portuguese star opted to leave the Scottish Premiership champions in a big money deal that saw him join Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante in the mega-money Al-Iittihad squad as he became the latest star to make the move the Middle East.
The Treble winner has played both of his new club’s games since his signing in the Arab Champions Cup against Tunisian sides ES Tunis and CS Sfaxien, ahead of the new season starting next week after being key for the Hoops last term.
But bombshell reports in Saudi Arabia have suggested the club have decided to send Jota to a yet-unnamed destination on loan because they want to bring in yet another high-profile world star.
Al-Ittihad have reportedly decided they want another marquee signing and have decided Jota will be sacrificed so they can free up space for a ‘world class’ striker, according to Saudi media reports.
The 24-year-old managed 21 league goals under Ange Postecoglou before earning his bumper move. He scored in his final appearance helping the club to complete the Treble with a Scottish Cup final win over Inverness.