Jota Agrees Four Year Celtic Contract, Sky Sports Journalist Updates

The long anxious wait to hear the announcement that Jota is now a Celtic player, after turning his loan move from Benfica into a permanent one, could now be over.

Indeed, Sky Sports News reporter Anthony Joseph has just provided a late night update to his Twitter profile, in which he states that Jota has just agreed a four year contract at Celtic. His tweet also revealed that the deal is worth £6.3m, with Benfica having 30% of any sell on fee; meanwhile the delay in getting the deal done has simply been due to the player being on holiday.

Hopefully there will be an official announcement from the club tomorrow. However, it now appears there is no doubt that this deal is complete and Celtic have got their man.

What a great piece of business for the club, as Ange Postecoglou looks to cement the work of last season and build further with additional recruits.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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  1. Great news! 30% is a huge chunk of any future sell on fee, but one that probably should be standard practice for clubs who’ve reared a player as its always a sickening blow to have put so much time and effort into nurturing a player only to then often lose them for next to nothing!