Brentford activate one-year contract extension for Jota
By James Dale
Last Updated: 09/05/17 11:46am
Spanish midfielder Jota will be contracted to Brentford for a further year after the Sky Bet Championship club activated an extension clause.
Jota, who has described playing in the Premier League as an "obvious objective", has been in prolific form since returning from his home country in January following a loan spell with Eibar in La Liga.
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Brentford's decision to recall Jota 12 months into the 18-month loan deal has paid dividends, with the 25-year-old having contributed 12 goals and five assists in 21 appearances for the west London club.
Jota joined the Bees from Celta Vigo in 2014, and with his contract due to expire at the end of the current season, Brentford have now taken up the option to extend his deal to the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
"Ever since I returned I have been very happy at the club and with my team-mates, and on the pitch things have been going well," Jota told Sky Sports last week.
"You evolve every year in football. I didn't play as much as I would have liked in Spain, but I worked hard and now it's paying off. I feel great physically and when I have the ball at my feet I feel confident. It's good for me and the team."