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Celtic-linked striker Jonathas reveals he's leaving Elche after scoring brace on Sunday

Elche striker Jonathas has admitted that he has played his last game for the club.

Elche striker Jonathas says that he has played his last game for the club in the 3-2 defeat to Athletic Bilbao, as reported by Inside Spanish Football.

The 26-year-old has been in sensational form this season, scoring 12 goals before facing Athletic on Sunday - and he hit a first half brace to put Elche 2-0 up, only for his side to then lose the game 3-2 with a stunning collapse in the final ten minutes.

Jonathas is only on loan from Italian side Pescara, and told the press after the game that he won't play for the club again despite his affinity with the club. 

"This was my last game with Elche," said Jonathas. "I’ll always have a special place in my heart for these fans," he added after the final whistle.

Now with 14 goals to his name, it seems that interest will be building in Jonathas, especially since Sky Sports pundit Graham Hunter admitted that Celtic want to sign the powerful Brazilian hitman, though he did also add that Sevilla are interested too.

Bhoys manager Ronny Deila will see John Guidetti's loan from Manchester City expire in the coming weeks, and with a permanent deal unlikely, at least one more striker will be needed to take some of the goalscoring burden off Leigh Griffiths' shoulders.

Jonathas will now head seemingly back to Pescara this summer, but his goalscoring form in Spain should earn them a tidy sum on him - and his comments that he is leaving Elche could be a boost for Celtic boss Deila ahead of the summer transfer window.

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