Imagine Jota and Palma on the wings for Celtic

I know it’s unlikely to happen but Jota and Palma on the wings, would be a dream come true for most Celtic supporters but could it be a reality?

Luis Palma of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team’s third goal from the penalty spot during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Aberdeen at Celtic Park Stadium on November 12, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Luis Palma is already a favourite amongst the Celtic supporters. He’s a superb player indeed and one who will only get better with time.

Before he arrived we were all gutted when Jota departed in the summer with Celtic getting a £25m transfer and the player getting a life changing deal which sets him up for life financially. But while everyone understood that our superstar from Portugal was a class act and a firm favourite amongst the supporters, so his departure was a sore one for the Celtic support to take.

Jota of Al-Ittihad Club gestures during the Saudi Pro League match between Al Ittihad and Al Hilal on September 01, 2023 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Replacing Jota was always going to be an extremely hard task , but it looks like we’ve found a ready made replacement in the talented Honduran, Luis Palma.

Luis knows where the goal is, he’s great at set pieces and spot kicks, and his assists are magical. This weekend he showed that again with a delightful assist for his country in a 2-0 win over Mexico. He is looking very much like a player who is heading to the very top and one we are lucky to have at Celtic.

Now with the news this weekend that Jota is going to be available to go out on loan in January, could a temporary return to Celtic Park be arranged for the Portuguese to team up with the Honduran at Paradise? We are destined to be linked, but will Brendan be interested? There’s also a lot of other obstacles in the way, but you never know. If so it would be sensational.

Jota of Celtic scores their team’s second goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Celtic Park Stadium on September 03, 2022 . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Jota on the right and Palma on the left, that would be a dream for the supporters. Will it become a reality? Never say never but you just never know. After the way he’s been treated over in the cash rich Gulf state, Jota might just fancy going back to where he knows he’s loved and get the play and to enjoy his football again.

Paddy Roberts recently signed a contract extension at Sunderland and his brother was talking about the importance of finding a home to play your football, somewhere you’re loved and appreciated and noted that that is one of the hardest things to do in football. Roberts has been to many clubs but only at Celtic and now at Sunderland has he found the right type of club.

Patrick Roberts of Sunderland runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg match between Sunderland and Luton Town at Stadium of Light on May 13, 2023 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Jota had it at Celtic too. Will he find it elsewhere or will his heart rule his head to bring him back for an unlikely return to Paradise? What a welcome home Jota would get!

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

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