Celtic pundit Frank McAvennie has been reacting to the news of Jota’s loan move becoming permanent, Football Insider report.
The Lowdown: £5m fee
Michael Nicholson is also hoping to make Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers’ temporary stays in Glasgow permanent, with Football Insider believing on Friday that a full-time switch is edging closer for the former.
A source informed the site that a figure will be over £5m due to a loan fee already being paid, with Jota returning from injury against Hibernian on Monday evening.
The Latest: McAvennie’s comments
McAvennie was talking to Football Insider regarding the news on Jota.
He hailed it as a ‘massive boost’ and labelled the winger as a ‘superstar’.
“The loudest cheer on Monday night was Jota coming on.
“It was incredible, he’s a superstar up here now. He needs to be announced as ours as soon as possible.
“I can’t see it not happening. He loves it up here and it doesn’t sound like anyone else is in for him.
“The noise from the crowd told the club what we all think of him staying.
“I hope and expect that’s wrapped up before the end of the window because that would be another massive boost for everyone here.”
The Verdict: Statement
His Transfermarkt valuation has increased from £3.15m to £4.95m as a result of his impressive displays in Scotland, and you’d expect that to only increase further as he is still just 22 years of age.
On that basis, a fee of around £5m on top of the loan fee they paid Benfica back in the summer could be a great piece of business in the long run, even if it does make Jota one of the club’s most expensive signings ever, above even Kyogo Furuhashi.
McAvennie is excited at the prospect of a full-time move going through, and it seems as if it could be just a matter of time until he gets his wish.
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