Jota's price tag and what comes next at Celtic
Plenty of Celtic supporters are keen for the club to bite the bullet and sign up Jota on a permanent basis as soon as possible.
But we all know it won’t be as easy as that.
As reported by Sky Sports, Celtic will have to pay a fee of just over £6m to activate the buy clause of his loan, allowing him to sign a long-term contract at the Bhoys.
That’s a significant sum for this club and it’s not something that’s going to be parted with easily when the squad needs strengthening in other areas.
The right approach here is a wait-and-see one. There’s no immediate rush to snap Jota up based on a handful of appearances.
What needs to happen now is a consistent run of form that produces results for Celtic on a regular basis. That’s what we need from a £6m player.
That’s not to say that Celtic can put the groundwork in place to pull the trigger on the deal. In fact, that’s exactly what they should be doing. Preparation is everything when it comes to transfers.
However, it’s just a little too early to lay down millions of pounds when anything can happen between now and the end of the season.
Still, the clamouring for his signature continues and it’s a strong feeling for some, with this lot taking to social media to share their thoughts on it all over the last 24 hours…
This year to save me from tears, Celtic please buy Jota.— Niall (@niallcfc1970) October 4, 2021
Get Jota signed up, unreal wee guy 👍— Griff 🏴 (@MildooWolf) October 3, 2021
We’re lucky Benfica are only asking for £6.4 million cause he’s some player— James (@jmono1888) October 3, 2021
Get this guy signed @CelticFC— Kevinbebbington (@Kevinbebbingto3) October 3, 2021
Pay the money now 🍀— Steven Greens (@greensy1990) October 4, 2021
Spot on! https://t.co/iQ7wdKnkHY— Humble one (@ManCompassion) October 3, 2021
a very talented footballer. Hope he stays and continues to develop.— Stephen O'Donnell (@Stephen31626808) October 3, 2021