CAMERON Carter-Vickers and Jota are worth the money because they'll cost even more in the future, that's according to Joe Miller.

The former Celtic star urged his former club to finalise deals for the loan stars after being impressed with their performances in the first-half of the season.

And for Miller, the deals would not only be worthwhile on the pitch; but also for business in the future as he predicted profits in a few years time on both players.

Parkhead chiefs hold options to buy both players as part of the negotiated loan spells for the duo - but no agreement has been made over permanent moves.

Reports in Portugal claim a fee of around £6.5million is the "starting point" for negotiations over a deal for Jota.

And Sky Sports report Carter-Vickers would cost £6m with talks between Celtic and Tottenham reportedly ongoing over the structure of payment for any deal.

And despite the price tag, Miller has urged his club to get both players on permanent terms in Glasgow.

He told the Daily Record: “Jota has set the place alight. He looks like he’s enjoying playing first team football.

“Jota is very direct, that’s the thing. Ange has given him that freedom. He hugs the touchline really well and takes players on. That’s what I like about him.

“Clubs around the world will pay money for that type of player. He can also score goals so I’ve no doubt he is worth the money that’s being talked about.

“He’d be a good buy. One that you’d expect Celtic would make a profit on further down the line. That’s the signing policy for Celtic and he fits the bill.

“Teams will pay all sorts of money for that type of player so if he’s enjoying life at Parkhead get the deal done. Work it out with Benfica and his agent. It will be good business.”

While Jota has delivered a series of eye-catching performances for Celtic this season, Carter-Vickers' impact on the defence has not gone unnoticed.

And Miller reckons forking out for the defender from Spurs would be worth the cost with an eye on future profits being made on him in seasons to come.

He added: “Cameron Carter-Vickers has been a find though. He’s been by far the most impressive in central defence and, just like Jota, I reckon getting a deal done to tie him down long-term would be good business.

“But Carter-Vickers has impressed in the middle, he gets on the ball and his distribution is good. But he does the basics well too.

“Despite not being the biggest he defends the box well, he organises well along with Joe Hart behind him and he looks a right steady defender which is what you need.

“Like Jota I think he’s proved he would be worth the money if Celtic can manage to get him signed long term.

“He will only get better too and then you’d be looking at making a profit on him somewhere down the line.”