The add-on effect Jota signing could bring for Celtic

By Lewis Laird

July 1, 2022

Earlier this morning, Celtic fans were greeted with the superb news that on-loan Benfica man, Jota, would be permanently signing for the club.

The winger had a massive impact on the Hoops’ season, racking up 27 goal contributions across all competitions.

So, it was no surprise to see the Celtic Park faithful consistently calling for the 23-year-old to return.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JANUARY 29: Jota of Celtic celebrates at the final whistle during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Dundee United at Celtic Park on January 29, 2022, in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

That hope became a reality today when the Portuguese attacker signed a five-year deal with the club.

Of course, now we know what to expect from the winger on the pitch, and Jota will be extremely keen to keep up his impressive performances from last season.

However, there could also be an added impact across the club with Jota’s arrival.

In recent weeks, Celtic defender Josip Juranovic has been linked away from Parkhead, and Atletico Madrid are believed to be interested in the full-back.

There is bound to be interest in the Hoops players, who displayed their quality last campaign, and when some of the biggest clubs across Europe come calling, it could be easy for their heads to be turned.

But, by signing Jota, it could remind those players that Celtic means business this coming season, and you will want to stick around for that.

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Not only is it a sign for players at the club, though, but also for any potential new arrivals.

Ange Postecoglou has put his marker down early in this summer’s window, and the Celtic manager is keen to show what his side are all about going into the Champions League group stages.

Fans are rightly getting excited about the season ahead, and the signing of Jota has added to that, with the winger potentially having an impact on and off the field.

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