Celtic fans have flocked to claims surrounding the future of Jota and a potential swoop by the club in the January transfer window.
The Portuguese forward joined the club this past summer on loan from Benfica and it’s fair to say he has adapted to life at Celtic Park incredibly well, with eight goals and six assists for Ange Postecoglou’s men so far this season.
It’s no surprise, then, that reports a few weeks ago claimed that Celtic were looking to make his move a permanent one, as they can trigger the option-to-buy clause in his deal – and according to more recent reports, they are making good progress on that front.
According to The Daily Record, Celtic are ‘closing in’ on the permanent signing of the 22-year-old, as they note: ‘Celtic have been in talks with the Portuguese winger’s parent club over the prospect of turning that arrangement into a long-term agreement with figures around £6 million mooted,’ adding that ‘those talks have progressed well in recent days.’
The news was relayed to Celtic fans by @aboutceltic for them to react to, and it’s fair to say that there were plenty of excited fans when it came across their timeline:
“Best news to go to sleep to! Can’t wait for this to get across the finish line.”
Do you think Jota will sign permanently?
Having already secured the signings of three Japanese players this window, Celtic certainly mean business as they look to hunt down Rangers for the league title – though whether or not these players will be able to make the necessary impact, we’ll just have to wait and see.