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Scottish giants Celtic will reportedly have to pay a significant portionof their summer's transfer budget to sign Jota from Benfica on a permanent deal. Celtic signed Jota on loan from Portuguese giants Benficaat the start of the season. The Portuguese attacker signed a season-long loan deal at Celtic last summer.

The recent report from Sky Sports claimed that Celtic will have to pay £6.5m to secure a permanent deal for Jota who has contributed a lot of goals and assists for the club in their quest to reclaim the Scottish Premiership title from Old Firm rivals Rangers. Celtic were unable to win a tenth straight league title last season due to Rangerswho were able to stop their run of nine successive Scottish Premiership titles. Premier League legend Steven Gerrard was the mastermind as Rangers went through last season without a loss in the Scottish top flight.

Jota has an attacking return of 11 goals and 12 assists in 36 games for Celtic this season with eight of his goals coming in the Scottish Premiership. He's one of the leading goalscorersamongst the Celtic players this season. Also, he leads the team in terms of chances created. Jota has created 71 chances for Celtic this season and he's well ahead of the nearest challenger LielAbada who has created 54 chances. Jota also lead amongst the Celtic players when it comes to accurate crosses (76) and accurate key passes (42).

The aforementioned stats point to the fact that Jota has been instrumental to what manager Ange Postecoglou has done at Celtic this season. To this effect, it would be a no brainer for Celtic to make his loan move a permanent one this summer. £6.5m is a lot of money for a club such as Celtic, but it is still small in comparison to the attacking numbers delivered by the player this season.