Celtic are “set to sign” Jota on a permanent basis from Benfica, according to The Scotsman journalist Barry Anderson.
Reports from Portugal have suggested that the Hoops are poised to trigger their €7.5m (£6.3m) option to buy the 23-year-old and Anderson has confirmed that the player is keen on remaining at Parkhead:
Celtic set to sign Jota permanently from Benfica for £6.3m (€7.5m). The winger is happy to stay in Scotland and Benfica expect the buyout clause in his loan deal to be activated by CFC.#Celtic #Benfica
— Barry Anderson (@BarryAnderson_) May 3, 2022
There were a few doubts over whether Jota would stay in Glasgow, after it emerged that Benfica were set to appoint a new head coach, Roger Schmidt, for the start of next season.
It was felt that the Portuguese Under 21 international may want to return to Lisbon in order to stake a claim for a first-team place, but it appears the player has now decided that he is better off staying at Celtic.
That will, undoubtedly, delight fans. Jota had been criticised by some for going off the boil in recent months but he has been back to his very best over the past few games.