Celtic told to complete new signing 'tomorrow' as pundit in awe of Jota
Frank McAvennie has told Celtic to sign Jota immediately after an impressive start to life at Parkhead.
The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has been blown away by the Portuguese striker.
Jota, 22, joined Celtic on loan from Benfica with the club confirming they have the option to make the deal permanent.
Sky Sports have reported that options will cost the Hoops £6million.
Jota has now made nine appearances for Celtic and, before tonight, had grabbed two goals in his last two games.
McAvennie admits Jota looks like he is enjoying himself at his new club and wants to see him signed permanently as soon as possible.
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“He’s a heart-throb, the ladies love him,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“Honestly, I would buy him tomorrow. Get that deal signed, new terms, pay rise, all of it. I would take him, for six million?
“It’s a no brainer, I would take him. He’s only going to get better. Six million is nothing in today’s day and age.
“He seems to be enjoying himself as well. That’s half the battle. He’s always smiling, even when Celtic aren’t winning.
“He symbolises that happy camp that we seem to have now, what a difference from last season.
“It’s all clicking and we’re seeing the best of Jota as a result.”
Jota made 34 appearances for the senior Benfica side before joining Celtic.
His recent goals have held the Hoops record back to back away victories in the Scottish Premiership.