Celtic winger Jota is reportedly on the brink of a shock move to the Saudi Premier League, with Al-Ittihad his alleged destination this summer. The 24-year-old would become the latest in a long line of UK players -including Cristiano Ronaldo, Hakim Ziyech and N’golo Kante- who have made the move from European football to the ultra-rich Saudi league.
Major news outlet Al Kass Channels, boasting more than 1.4million followers across social media platforms, have broken the story that the contract for the transfer is all but signed with only a few details remaining to be finalised.
Reportedly ready to complete the switch across continents, Jota’s future now lies within the realms of Saudi Professional Football as he looks to kick start a potentially lucrative new chapter in his career.
They write: “Sources for the Cup: The Saudi club #Al-Ittihad agrees with the Portuguese player #Joao_Felipe on all the terms and details of the contract to join its ranks during the current summer transfer period; And some minor details remain with his club”.
Celtic fans have much to celebrate amid rumors that their star midfielder, Jota, is in high demand across the continent. With an impressive record of 28 goals over two years since taking on a loan spell from Benfica, it’s no surprise that Europe’s biggest clubs are eager to sign him. Jota is currently contracted at Celtic Park until 2027, leaving time to see how these rumors play out and what fee the Hoops may receive for him.