Benfica winger Jota has agreed a four-year deal to join Celtic on a permanent basis.
Celtic have been waiting for the player to return from holiday to finalize personal terms and Jota was at Celtic Park on Thursday night to commit his future to the Scottish champions.
The 23-year-old had previously told Benfica he wanted to stay at Celtic after initially joining on loan in the summer.
Jota played a key role in Celtic’s double victory – contributing to 27 goals in all competitions as Ange Postecoglou’s side won the league and League Cup.
Hoops activated a £6.3m purchase option clause and terms agreed with Benfica last month. Benfica will retain 30% of any future transfer fees if Celtic decide to sell Jota.
What does Jota bring to Celtic?
Sky Sports ‘Sahil Jaidka
It’s no surprise that Celtic fans are hungry for the Portuguese starlet to join the club on a permanent deal after such an impressive loan spell.
The winger not only shows he has a scoring vision but his speed, skill and movement are truly a few defenses have to deal with.
Scoring 13 goals and also providing 14 assists in all competitions in your first season at a new club will have supporters hoping for many more as Jota had a full pre-season. enough under his guidance.
The appearance on the last day bought into Celtic’s approach under Postecoglou of being relentless with the ball and without the ball, and, if early signs are anything to go by, fans have a right to be. excited for what is about to happen.
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