Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is confident of keeping Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers at the club if the Hoops show them that they can meet their ambitions.
The Australian believes winning trophies and being successful in Europe will help to persuade players into staying at Parkhead but it is not a one-way street.
Postecoglou wants to see commitment from his players as well, and he says that Jota and Cameron-Vickers’ performances demonstrate they are dedicated to the Hoops:
“This is a two-way thing. The player has to want to be here and we have to want them. When you have that sort of thinking, I’m sure we will get a deal done. There’s no issue if players see their future away from here or have different motivations.”
“Both Cameron and Jota are saying all they need to say to me with their performances. They have been outstanding contributors all year and are great young men as well and I am loving having them as part of his football club.”
Celtic do have an option to buy Jota for around €7m (£5.9m) but the Portuguese winger will have the final say on his future. There is also a deal in place with Tottenham for Carter-Vickers but other English Premier League clubs are showing an interest in him.
If the Hoops go on to win the title and gain qualification for the group stages of the Champions League, Postecoglou is hoping that will be enough to keep Jota and Carter-Vickers on a permanent basis.