Celtic: Fans erupt at latest transfer claim regarding Jota

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Celtic fans have had a mixed start to the season under Ange Postecoglou, reaching the League Cup final, but falling four points adrift of Rangers in the league already.

One of the standouts for Celtic has to be the performances of Jota. The Portuguese is on-loan currently from Benfica, with fans desperate to see the deal made permanent.

The left winger has 12 goal contributions in 15 appearances so far this season in an even split of goals and assists (via TransferMarkt). The loan deal does have an option to buy, but Postecoglou wants to nail him down permanently to the club as soon as possible.

According to Pedro Almeida, a Portuguese insider specialising in transfers, Celtic are looking to do the deal in January.

How the Celtic fans reacted to the news

“Ange’s signings alone will probably make the club more money than the prize for winning the league.” @jayPatt74022351

“Benfica must have some players if Jota is not near their squad. He’s going to be some player!” @robertscullion3

“I’m not believing it till I see it.” @Marc200388

“This would be massive.” @liverpoolLfc07 (Liverpool & Celtic)

“Let’s hope so, worth every cent.” @F_Dev1888

“Get it done pronto!” @mon_the_hoops

Given his impressive start to the season, it’s obvious why the Celtic fans would love him to be a permanent fixture of the squad. There’s nothing worse for fans than falling in love with loan players!

The benefit of pushing the deal through in January rather than waiting till the end of the season is to stop interest from other clubs.

If he carries on playing like he is, there’s nothing to stop an even bigger club coming knocking for his signature and him rejecting Celtic. So if they can get a deal done it’ll be huge for the Hoops!

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  • Joe says:

    Media and social media headlines are so unfoubded it’s embarrassing!
    Equally embarrassing is how many so called fans are gullible enough to suck it all in!
    Of course there’s always a possibility that things may turn out this way, but you are no more in the know than my local optician!

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