Tottenham step up interest in Benfica’s Jota- Record

Jota impresses for Benfica

According to Sky Sports New, citing Portuguese outlet Record, Tottenham have stepped up their interest in Benfica youngster Jota Filipe.

Jota is said to have a release clause in the region of £26.3m.

The 20-year-old is a product of Benfica’s youth system and has made 47 appearances for Benfica B.

In those 47 games, he has scored nine and assisted eight.

Jota has also made six appearances for Benfica’s first-team this campaign.

The promising starlet is naturally a left winger, but he can also play on the right and behind the striker.

 

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Mauricio Pochettino during Tottenham vs Barcelona

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Rose urges Tottenham to listen to Pochettino

If Tottenham were to sign Jota, he would be their first senior signing in three transfer windows.

Earlier this season, Mauricio Pochettino revealed how he was disappointed at Spurs’ lack of transfer activity.

Now, after guiding Tottenham to a Champions League final for the first time in their history, Danny Rose has urged Tottenham’s board to listen to Pochettino:

“They [the board] must listen to the manager. He said recently that he needs to know what the next chapter of the club is. I fully agree with everything he says.

“Not many people could operate in the circumstances that he’s done. We had no stadium, we’ve not signed anybody.

“Tottenham are part of the big six in the Premier League and we have a different way of working.

“Not many managers would have been able to do what Mauricio has done, in terms of securing Champions League football four years in a row and finishing second, third and fourth.” As quoted by talkSPORT.

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