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Celtic now closing in on Jota transfer

Celtic are reportedly close to securing a permanent deal for Benfica winger Jota this summer.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from Record, the Hoops have already decided to trigger their option to buy the winger on a permanent basis following his loan spell at Parkhead last season.

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The report also adds that the deal could be completed by the end of this week.

During the previous summer transfer window, Celtic signed Jota on loan from the Portuguese club, a move which ended up being rather successful for the player and the Hoops.

Great news for Postecoglou

With 40 appearances to his name for Ange Postecoglou’s side across all competitions last term, the 23-year-old scored 13 goals and delivered 14 assists, demonstrating how much of a star he became in Scottish fotoball.

To further highlight his attacking talent, in the 29 league games he played in for the Bhoys, the Portuguese attacker racked up more crosses (229) than any other player at the club.

In fact, only two other players in the entire league delivered more crosses than the Celtic loan star.

Was Jota Celtic's best player last season?

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Meanwhile, only Liel Abada (81) had more attempts at goal than Jota (76), showing how deadly he was for the Hoops in an attacking sense.

With all of this in mind, it’s safe to say that the winger played a big part in Celtic’s title charge and the fact that they ended the season with more goals scored (92) than any other side in the division.

Praised for his “unbelievable” performances in a Celtic shirt by Postecoglou, Jota’s potential permanent deal at Parkhead would surely be great news for everyone connected to the club, especially the manager.

Taking all of this into account, it’s easy to see why the Scottish champions are looking to bring the winger back to the club on a permanent basis, as he has already proven just how impressive he is on the pitch.

Should the club be successful in their efforts to sign Jota and keep him at Parkhead for the foreseeable future, he would definitely give the team a great chance of being successful again, not only domestically in terms of regaining the league title but in Europe as well.

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