Report suggests Celtic are in for a much quieter January; move for Jota still on Ange's mind

By Hamish Carton

December 15, 2021

Celtic will aim to sign three Japanese players in January, and could make a permanent bid for Jota, according to Football Scotland.

But the outlet say that will be the extent of Ange Postecoglou’s business in the New Year.

Celtic signed 12 players who have gone on to make first-team appearances in the summer.

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However, it seems like January will be a far quieter month, with moves for Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi top of the agenda.

The January transfer window opens with the New Year bells, so we are just over a fortnight away from Ange being able to strengthen his squad.

And, as Euan told you earlier, the Aussie is keen to bring players in as soon as possible.

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Celtic could also move for Jota in January

The report from Football Scotland also mentions that a permanent move for Jota could be on Ange’s mind.

Signing Jota permanently during the month would obviously be a massive shot in the arm for everyone at the club.

It would be a real statement of intent from club and player, that would sent a message to the rest of the league.

But Ange has often played down chat of a quickfire move for the winger, like in a Fan Media Press Conference last month.

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He kept it simple, saying: “If both parties want this continue, I think we’ll make it continue.”

Either party would be a fool for not wanting this beautiful marriage to continue.

Whether that’s done in January or not, is immaterial.

In other news, Hibernian have a couple of injury worries ahead of Sunday’s Cup Final