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It’s the next big thing Celtic fans want to see. Jota’s signing is confirmed on a permanent basis following his incredibly successful loan spell from Benfica last season. And all the recent rumors suggest it seems to be on the verge of becoming a reality now. Supporters have already had something to celebrate as Cameron Carter-Vickers signed a transfer deal worth up to £10million with add-ons.
The permanent signing of both players was expected to be on the majority of fans’ summer wishlist and there had been hopes of a double signing announcement. But the decision of the American defender has already been announced, while that of the Portuguese winger has been delayed.
Celtic are believed to have an option to buy Jota set at a transfer fee of around £6.4m or €7.5m. And while the delay may make some fans nervous, especially given the club’s past deal record, there appears to be some positive news.
As reported by Record (via Daily Record), Jota remains in talks with Celtic over the final details of his contract. Benfica are not opposed to an exit, however, and he is expected to play for the Hoops next season.
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Benfica are believed to be keen on completing the deal as well. The transfer fee involved is always steep for Celtic, but after Jota’s scintillating loan season, it could prove to be a bargain in the long run.
Although it looks like the delay is on the contract Jota will have at Celtic, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before these final details are ironed out.
Fans hope the deal will be done soon, and then the club can focus on strengthening other positions on the pitch.