Jota Transfer – £13 million profit for Celtic as Benfica’s total reaches £12m

The recent £20 million figure that has been thrown around over Jota’s speculated shock exit from Celtic has grown to £25 million from recent reports, and both Celtic and Benfica are set to cash in.

This summer’s transfer window could see Celtic’s star winger, Jota, leave to join the Saudi Arabian club, Al-Ittihad. In the near future, Jota could be playing alongside the likes of former Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema and the former Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante. The Saudi League has been dropping serious amounts of money on different players from Europe, and Celtic star Jota seems to be the next target.

 Jota of Celtic celebrates after scoring only goal of the game during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 30, 2023 . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As reported by the Daily Record, the Saudi Club, Al-Ittihad, are willing to pay £25 million for the Celtic winger. Jota’s five-year contract with Celtic was only signed last June but it seems he will be making a big money move to Saudi Arabia to rake in the cash.

However, Jota isn’t the only party set to benefit from this deal as Celtic and Benfica are in line to receive some ridiculous money. When Celtic landed Jota’s signature last June, a 30% sell-on fee was agreed with Benfica. So, Celtic will easily make a comfortable profit on Jota, who was signed for £6.5 million this time last year. The numbers are explained simply in this tweet by the Celtic SC account:

Jota has been a real asset for the Hoops over the past two years, and it is unfortunate that his time at the club may be coming to a close. This may also be a blow for the newly reappointed manager, Brendan Rodgers, who likely included Jota in his plans for the upcoming season.

But with the transfer kitty increasing by some £18.5m Brendan Rodgers will have more room to work his own magic in the transfer window.

Jota is rumoured to be in line for a £10m a year annual salary and that is tax-free. Money the boy simply can’t turn down.

:Jota of Celtic celebrates after scoring only goal of the game during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between theRangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 30, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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