Jota on Celtic permanent transfer brink as Benfica talks ramp up amid Parkhead signing spree
The Portuguese star has been a instant success at Celtic Park following his summer loan arrival. Parkhead manager Ange Postecoglou has made a strong start to this month’s transfer window and now two more key deals could soon be secured.
He's usually more stopper than snapper but Joe Hart showed there are many strings to his bow following the win over Alloa.
The goalkeeper conceded late on in the Scottish Cup win but despite Conor Sammon's header his side progressed to the fifth round of the competition.
That keeps them in contention for a domestic treble, with Ange Postecoglou 's side sitting four points off the Premiership summit having already won the Premier Sports Cup.
And while Celtic left the match with concerns over injuries suffered by Liel Abada, Callum McGregor and Yosuke Ideguchi, the big goalkeeper still had time for a touching moment with the fans.
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As the players left the pitch at the Indodrill Stadium a young fan grabbed her opportunity for a quick snap with loan star Jota.
Unfortunately for the star struck supporter there was no-one on hand to capture the moment - until Hart stepped up.
The former England international took her phone and snapped a picture with both the fan and then with the Benfica loanee before continuing his walk to the dressing room.
And the young fan's dad took to social media to thank the goalkeeper for taking the time to make his little girl's day.
He wrote: "Thank you so much Joe Hart and Celtic (he) made my girl so happy and takes a great photo!"
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