Celtic close in on permanent Jota switch

Celtic close in on permanent Jota switch

Celtic are closing in on a permanent transfer to sign Portuguese winger Jota - with a deal expected to be completed this week.

The 23-year-old has told Benfica he wishes to remain at the Scottish Premiership champions after initially joining on loan in the summer.

Jota played a key part in Celtic's double-winning side - contributing to 27 goals across all competitions as Ange Postecoglou's side won the league and League Cup.

Celtic are holding further talks with Benfica this week, with an option-to-buy clause already agreed at over £6m. Benfica will however want a significant future sell-on percentage added to the deal.