Celtic Jota transfer talks latest as personal details cause announcement delay
CELTIC fans were delighted this week after the club announced the capture of Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent contract.
The American was secured from Tottenham after a successful loan spell last season and played a key role as Ange Postecoglou’s side lifted the Premiership trophy.
Another influential player was winger Jota, who was loaned out by Benfica.
Hoops fans are still awaiting details on the
Hoops supporters are still awaiting an announcement regarding the 23-year-old, but it is understood the club are confident a deal can be reached.
Today’s reports from Portuguese outlet Record indicate that personal contract details are currently a sticking point.
Jota has provided 13 goals and 14 assists in 40 appearances in all competitions.
Celtic included an option to buy the striker from Benfica for a pre-determined fee – believed to be around £6.5million – in the arrangement to bring the 23-year-old to Scotland last summer.
Speaking after signing his permanent contract with Celtic, Carter-Vickers said: “I’m so happy to complete my move to Celtic and I really couldn’t be happier.
“I have loved every minute of my time at Celtic so far and really wanted to be part of the future of the club.
“We have so much to look forward to, we will aim to be strong domestically again and of course we are looking forward with real enthusiasm to the Champions League.”
Manager Postecoglou added: “I am absolutely delighted that the club have finalized the signing of Cameron on a permanent basis.
“This is a major acquisition for Celtic, really positive news for us and everyone at the club has worked so hard to make this happen.
“Cameron has given his all to the club so far, showing his true value to the team and the way we play. He has been essential to our success over the season, a high quality player and an absolute role model of regularity.
“He’s a great guy, hugely popular and we’re delighted he’s considering his future with us.”