Celtic are standing firm on their Jota transfer stance as they chase a document breaking fee of greater than £25million for his or her star man, in keeping with a report.
And it’s claimed that the Portuguese ace will robotically set off a wage INCREASE in his Hoops contract from £35,000 to £45,000 if the Scottish champions rejected a suggestion of no less than £25m to prize him away from Parkhead. The Daily Record report that membership chiefs have been locked in weekend talks with Al-Ittihad over the blockbuster transfer with private phrases already agreed over the swap.
Kieran Tierney left Celtic for Arsenal again in 2019 for a £25m fee and the Hoops wish to financial institution even MORE with a purpose to sanction a deal that might see Jota transfer to the Saudi Pro League. The similar report claims the 2 golf equipment are near agreeing a package deal which may see a transfer undergo within the subsequent couple of days.
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Celtic are additionally braced for bids from the Middle East in Reo Hatate. His representatives beforehand made it clear he was not eager about a transfer to the Gulf State earlier in the summertime along with his focus on his present membership and making his identify in Europe.
But big-money monetary packages might be put in entrance of him like Jota with curiosity remaining from Saudi sides – together with Al-Ittihad – states the identical publication.
Jota arrived at Celtic initially on a mortgage from Benfica below Ange Postecoglou two seasons in the past earlier than shelling out a £6.5m fee to make the deal everlasting. The Portuguese giants maintain a sell-on clause in any sale.
A departure for the person who has scored 28 targets and supplied 26 assists in simply 83 video games could be a significant blow to new boss Brendan Rodgers as he bids to defend the Treble success from final season whereas additionally make a splash within the Champions League.