Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic are well on their way to Premiership glory having established a 12-point lead over rivals Rangers.
At the center of their success are a number of crucial players, including the likes of Kyogo Furuhashi, Reo Hatate, and, the loan recruit from last season, Jota.
The Portuguese forward was initially signed on loan from Benfica, with a buyout option clause of £7 million cleverly inserted into his contract.
The 24-year-old hit the ground running at Parkhead, and he ended the season with 13 goals and 14 assists.
He also established himself as a fan-favorite during his debut season, with Bhoys even devising a groovy chant for their No.17.
Jota did more than enough to earn a permanent place at Celtic, and the club duly obliged by triggering his buyout clause.
His second season for the Hoops has been similarly successful, as Jota is on the cusp of consecutive Scottish Premiership wins.
Aside from his impressive performances, Jota’s remarkable new hairstyle has also been the cause of discussion amongst fans.
Jota’s rocks a mullet these days
The 24-year-old landed in Scotland a fresh-faced forward with hopes and aspirations in his eyes, and a curtained hairdo for his trim.
Fast forward a year later, and Jota has undergone quite a transformation.
From his facial hair to the trim up top, the forward’s look has received some wholesale changes, beginning with his wonderfully-styled mullet.
Gone are the pulled-back, middle-parted hair, for the culturally symbolic mullet.
Jota has styled his mullet with a faded undercut on both sides, and the long tail at the back looks glorious as ever.
The former Benfica forward has also altered his facial hair to better suit the mullet, by introducing a thin mustache and a small beard near the chin.
By the looks of it, Jota might be preparing to complete the look with a classic soul patch, the hair above his chin certainly seems to suggest so.
Nevertheless, the look overall is quite the departure from the styles normally sported by Portuegese’s footballers. In fact, a mullet looks more at home on former Celt and Socceroos International Jackson Irvine.
Despite the change in style, Jota’s performances remain similarly solid.
The 24-year-old has recorded 13 goals and 10 assists this season, which includes important contributions in some crucial games.
The forward was on target during the recent Old Firm derby against Rangers, as it was his 73rd-minute goal that secured the 3-2 victory at Parkhead.
With another victory over their bitter rivals, Celtic has essentially wrapped up this season’s title race, winning their 11th Premiership in 12 years.
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