Celtic have started negotiations regarding deals to bring both Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers to Parkhead on permanent a basis in the January transfer window.
That’s according to a claim made by Anthony Joseph, with the Sky Sports journalist revealing in a post on Twitter that Ange Postecoglou and his Celtic transfer team have initiated talks with both Benfica and Tottenham Hotspur concerning the duo’s permanent transfers to the club.
In a further report for Sky Sports, Joseph went on to reveal that an option to buy fee of £6.5m was negotiated in principle concerning the 22-year-old winger, while an option to buy fee of an initial £6m was negotiated in the 24-year-old centre-back’s loan contract.
In his tweet, Joseph said: “Celtic have opened talks with Benfica and Spurs in their bid to sign Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers on permanent deals.”
Considering just how impressive both Jota and Carter-Vickers have been since their temporary switches to Parkhead last summer, the news that the club are working to make both the forward’s and the defender’s stay in Glasgow a more permanent one this January is sure to have left fans buzzing.
Indeed, over his 11 Premiership appearances so far this season, the £4.95m-rated Jota has been in remarkable form for the Hoops, having already scored five goals, provided four assists and created two big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of three shots and making 1.5 key passes per game.
Meanwhile, over his own 15 Premiership outings in the current campaign, the £2.7m-rated Carter-Vickers has helped the Bhoys keep seven clean sheets, scored two goals and provided one assist, as well as making an average of 1.4 interceptions, 0.7 tackles, 85.2 passes and winning 71% of his duels per game.
As such, it is clear for all to see just how important a part of the Celtic side both Jota and Carter-Vickers have become, meaning that the news Postecoglou is working towards making their deals at Parkhead permanent is undoubtedly fantastic for everyone involved with the club.