Fabrizio Romano gives €30m update on Jota move to Saudi Arabia

Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Jota’s proposed move to Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia. The 24-year-old looks set to complete a lucrative move in the coming week that will see him earn a reported £192k-per-week.

However, Romano updates to say that the player has spoken with the Jeddah club’s manager as he nears a move. Al Ittihad are managed by Nuno Espirito Santo and have already signed Ngolo Kante and Karim Benzema but it appears that their next signing will be Celtic’s Jota.

It is believed that the structure of the deal is the subject of negotiations at present with Celtic keen to make sure that they are receiving an upfront payment from the cash-rich Saudis.

Given the money that the Saudis are throwing at bringing talent to their league, Celtic must stand by their valuation of Jota (and any other players that are subject to interest).

In 83 appearances, Jota has scored 28 goals and assisted 26 times. The Celtic supporters adore the Portuguese star but if he is keen on a move then there is only really one outcome.

Celtic have already confirmed the signing of Marco Tilio from Melbourne City and it would appear that the Australian Internationalist is a replacement for Jota.

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