Saudi 360 – The management of the Saudi Al-Ittihad Club is meeting with the Portuguese Nuno Santo, the coach of the first football team, in order to discuss the fate of the professional Felipe Jota, who is about to leave only two months after signing him.
The Union administration meets with Santo to resolve Jota’s fate
Portuguese winger Felipe Jota joined the ranks of Al-Ittihad during the summer transfer market, coming from Scottish Celtic, with a contract extending for 3 seasons.
Felipe Jota, 24 years old, is the name nominated to be excluded from Al-Ittihad’s list of foreigners in the Saudi League in order to register Italian defender Luis Felipe, who recently joined from Spanish Real Betis.
According to what was reported by Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, the administration Union Club You will meet with coach Nuno Santo, to remove the Portuguese Jota from the list of eight players in the Saudi League championship.
The Al-Ittihad administration intends to register Luis Felipe and raise the name of the Portuguese Jota to be the No. 9 player outside the squad according to the new system, and therefore he will not be able to participate with the team in the Saudi League championship.
The Federation’s list of foreigners currently includes 8 players: Moroccan Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah, Portuguese Felipe Jota, French duo Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante, in addition to the Brazilian quartet Igor Coronado, Fabinho, Marcelo Grohe and Romarinho da Silva.
During the summer Mercato, Al-Ittihad Club signed 5 foreigners: The French duo Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante, the Portuguese Felipe Jota, the Brazilian Fabinho Tavares and the Italian Luis Felipe.