Jota: Celtic near £6m permanent deal for Portuguese star

Celtic are moving closer to landing on loan star Jota on a permanent deal.

Jota has been a revelation for Celtic. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Jota has been a revelation for Celtic. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

The Portuguese star has been a revelation since joining in the summer on a season-long loan deal from Benfica.

As part of the deal, Celtic have first option to make the move permanent with a reported fee of £6million.

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According to the Daily Record, talks between Celtic and Benfica are progressing with the move and could be completed in the coming days.

The 22-year-old has been back in Portugal receiving treatment for an injury which kept him out of the last seven matches.

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In his 18 games for the club Jota has managed to score eight and set up a further six. He has excited fans with his wing play and his ability to go past players on either side.

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Ange Postecoglou knows the player well from his time as Australia boss.

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