CELTIC are close to completing protracted negotiations to bring Filipe Jota to the champions on a four-year deal.

The Portuguese flyer, who impressed during his season-long loan from Benfica, is on the brink of sealing a permanent switch to the Hoops.

Details have been ironed out with the Lisbon giants and the Parkhead men will pay the pre-arranged fee of £6.5million for the 23-year-old fans’ favourite. There will be add-ons with the Portuguese club demanding something in the region of a whopping 30 per cent on a sell-on deal, as CQN reported last month.

ALL HEART…Filipe Jota sends a message to Celtic fans during the Hoops’ 6-0 win over Motherwell at Parkhead last month.

All that needs to be sorted are the player’s wages and terms and length of contract with talks now edging towards a satisfactory conclusion, according to local media outlet Record.

An announcement will be made as soon as the finer details are thrashed out.

Benfica are reported to be satisfied with the terms of the switch and will not place obstacles in the way of the flamboyant winger.

Ange Postecoglou completed the signing of one of his priority targets, centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, during the week with the 24-year-old US international agreeing a £6million four-year contract to quit Spurs after his convincing temporary transfer to the Hoops.

Jota is now poised to join him in the east end of Glasgow on a permanent basis.

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