DARREN JACKSON has urged Celtic to turn Jota’s loan deal into a permanent move after another dazzling display from the winger at the weekend.

The on-loan Benfica wide man bagged two goals and created another in Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Dundee.

The 22-year-old was substituted at Dens Park to a standing ovation from the travelling support, who made their feelings clear when they chanted ‘Celtic, sign him up’.

Manager Ange Postecoglou has confirmed Celtic have an option to sign the Portuguese youngster - for a fee thought to be around £6.5 million - and admitted he would love that to happen.

And, with Jota have taken his tally to six goals and six assists in 14 matches this season, Jackson believes that would be an astute piece of business by his old club.

The former Celtic striker said: “He’s been brilliant to watch. He just looks like he’s loving it - loving playing football and creating goals as much as scoring goals.

“I don’t know what’s in his contract but if the option is there to go and buy him now then, yes, I would go and buy him now.

“Get it out the way and he’s a Celtic player, because you never know who else is looking at him.

“He’s been great and I think he puts pressure on [Liel] Abada on the other side and James Forrest and Mikey Johnston.

“It gives them fantastic options and he’s been a revelation, really.

“I would think Celtic will be getting pressure to go and buy him now and the fans would love that.”