Celtic provide Jota update ahead of Premiership return

Celtic have received a major injury boost ahead of their return from the Premiership winter break.

Jota s back training with Celtic after almost six weeks sidelined by a hamstring injury. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

Jota, the on-loan Benfica winger, has returned to full training for the first time since picking up a hamstring injury in the win over Hearts on December 2.

The Portuguese ace had made a stunning start to his Celtic career, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in 18 appearances since joining in the summer.

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He returned to Glasgow this week after spending time in Benfica receiving treatment over the winter shutdown.

Celtic are currently in negotations with his parent club over securing the 22-year-old on a permanent transfer for a fee of around £6.5m.

The club delighted fans on social media by posting a picture of Jota on the training pitch ahead of match against Hibs on Monday.

The Parkhead side tweeted a GIF of the star at Lennoxtown with the message: "The Portuguese winger is back training with the Bhoys!"

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