Celtic are moving to secure the signature of wing sensation Jota as the Portuguese star continues to impress in the Hoops, according to a report.

The 22-year-old was signed on a year-long loan contract from Benfica with a £6.5m option to make the contract permanent at the end of the season.

Pedro Almeida, a transfer “insider” based in Portugal with over 35,000 Twitter followers, claims the Hoops are now looking to move forward and secure the star’s future in Scotland.

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Jota was man of the match in yesterday’s 1-0 Premier Sports Cup semi-final win over St Johnstone after a showing of outstanding quality.

It was his cross from the left-flank that led to James Forrest’s goal while an outrageous ‘rabona’ flick earned him significant praise – and endless repeat watches on social media - from adoring fans.

He has six goals and six assists for Ange Postecoglou’s men in 15 appearances so far this season.