Celtic signed Jota on deadline day with the Benfica starlet arriving on a loan-to-buy basis from the Portuguese giants. However, it is claimed that a new policy at the Estadio da Luz has allowed Celtic to potentially take the much-loved striker for a nominal price.
It is claimed by a report from Portugal, via The Record, that the players were previously sent on loan from Benfica with no option to buy, but the players decided they wanted the option to make their moves permanent to the to come up. As a result, Celtic could pounce if they can agree to sign the winger.
The 22-year-old was loaned out last year to Real Valladolid in La Liga and made 19 appearances, scoring once and assisting once, but the Portuguese winger is hoping to join Ange Postecoglou’s side as a competition. in extended areas will give him the opportunity to really show his true potential.
The Portuguese starlet’s loan-to-buy move could be seen as a great deal with Moi Elyounoussi’s loan ending as well as Kyogo’s ability to play on the left and also in the middle, meaning he will have plenty of opportunities. for the club given the length of the season.
If Celtic are impressed they can exercise the £ 6.5million option to buy and take the left winger permanently. Celtic had been linked to Kristijan Lovric of Gorica; However, it looks like the club have chosen the former Portuguese Under-21 star instead.