Celtic were linked with Benfica forward Jota on Friday, and it now seems that they have secured a deal to bring him to Glasgow.
That’s according to Portuguese newspaper Record, who claim that an agreement between Celtic and Benfica has now been reached.
It’s added that there is a possibility that Celtic can turn the move permanent with a clause that can be triggered during the loan spell.
The Daily Record broke the news of Celtic’s interest in Jota on Friday, and it seems that the move has progressed rapidly ahead of the transfer deadline.
With a deal now allegedly agreed, Jota should become a Bhoy before the window slams shut on Tuesday, adding to Ange Postecoglou’s attacking options.
VVV-Venlo striker Giorgos Giakoumakis is set to sign in a £2.1million move, and Jota now adds more quality on the flanks.
Primarily a left-sided winger who loves to cut inside onto his right foot, Jota had been hailed for ‘undeniable quality’ and ‘huge potential’ at Benfica.
The 22-year-old lost his way a little and spent last season on loan at Real Valladolid, with agent Jorge Mendes personally recommending Jota to Valladolid owner Ronaldo – yes, that Ronaldo.
Ronaldo was suitably impressed and brought Jota to Spain, but Jota only managed two goals in 18 games for Real Valladolid.
Celtic will be hoping for better from Jota, and with that permanent option in the deal, he could yet be a Bhoy for years to come.