Brendan Rodgers has not ruled out a possible Celtic loan return for winger Jota, who left the club in January.

The Portuguese star made a big-money move to Saudi outfit Al-Ittihad at the end of last season, but things haven't gone to plan following his switch.

Jota was bombed out of the team due to Saudi Pro League rules, meaning he has only featured a handful of times.

A change of manager has also taken place at Al-Ittihad with Nuno Espirito Santo being sacked and Jota now looks set to leave the club in January on loan with more game time on his agenda.

Jota has been linked with a move to Premier League outfit Newcastle, but a shareholder at today's Celtic AGM questioned whether he could make a glamorous return to Glasgow.

Rodgers picked up the question and stated that he would ask Chief Executive Michael Nicholson ahead of the transfer window and nothing more was stated.

When Jota departed Celtic he took to social media in an emotional farewell.

He wrote: "No words will ever express how grateful I am for this ride. Let me tell you something...what a f***ing ride.

"I was scared, I had doubts and I didn't know what to expect from something that in the end turned out to be one of the most beautiful stories ever.

"People often ask me what is so special about Celtic and I think there's no straight answer, there's no fair answer for that.

"The answer lies in such a deep feeling, a sense, an emotion.

"There is this mystical fog flowing around Celtic Park that induces you to this sense of football edge.

"This football heritage gave us unforgettable moments. And you can't just explain it, you need to feel it, you need to respect it.

"I'm such a lucky man to have lived two years of full excitement and getting to evolve as a football player and as a person.

"To the players, to the staff and for all of the involved departments, a big thank you from me. You guys made me better.

"To the fans, and I always say this, you guys found a way of loving me more than my previous girlfriends. And I guarantee you that, we were crazy in love.

"For what matters, I think I have loved you more than them so believe me, I'll love you for life.

"I have recently learned that happiness is not found at the finishing line, it lies in the path. It definitely lies in the path.

"I'm grateful for every raindrop in Glasgow, every trip to the Highlands and wow, those were long, every bit of Glaswegian banter and so it goes on, so many stories, so many things to remember.

"Celtic will always definitely have a special place in my heart and one day my biggest dream will be just to sit down with my kids and tell them about how magical and special this place is because life is all about stories and this one was just unbelievable.

"Today, I become another fan, the ones that live and make the club. Forever yours."