Report: Celtic closing in on Jota/CCV double-signing as transfer work kickstarts
Celtic are closing in on the double-signing of both Jota and Cameron Carter-VIckers on a permanent basis, according to the Daily Record.
The report claims that the Hoops are gearing up to announce Jota’s arrival at some stage this week. This will come after a final round of talks with Celtic set to splash out £6.5m to secure him.
The Record believes that Celtic have exercised their option-to-buy clause in Jota’s loan deal and that all personal terms have now been agreed.
It’s also claimed in the report that the Hoops are closing in on a deal to sign Carter-Vickers from Spurs. All that’s left to do with that one is to come to an agreement with Spurs, but it’s expected the deal will be completed.
Earlier in the week, it had been stated by the Record that CCV had also agreed to stay at Parkhead on a permanent basis.
The Hoops have qualified for the UEFA Champions League next season, with the club appearing to already be benefiting from that particular carrot.
Jota and CCV permanent deals would give Celtic a superb start to the summer
Getting both of these deals over the line is absolutely imperative for the Hoops. It would confirm to supporters that the squad is indeed sticking together and that we’ll be able to build from a position of strength.
Should either one of Jota or CCV not sign up, it gives Celtic a real headache. It would mean we would have to scour around for a replacement of similar quality who will again need time and patience to bed in.
There’s a chance here that all of our new signings from last summer will still be here for the new campaign. That means a settled squad and one that’s ready to launch an assault on the UCL later this year.
Of course, it’s vital that the work doesn’t stop here. The Record believes that Celtic are still in the market for a left-back, centre-back, and centre-forward. If we manage to bring all of those in as well as Jota and CCV, you would have to be delighted with that.
So getting deals done for the loan stars would be a terrific start and a big morale boost for the fans. Not only that, it would reflect extremely well on new chief executive Michael Nicholson. The best way to win over supporters is to back the manager, and bringing in both of our loan talents would be a big step towards that.
For now, however, we wait in anticipation for both deals to be formally announced.