Brentford’s Jota has had a clause in his contract activated meaning he will be staying at the club for another 12 months as confirmed by the club website.

The 25-year-old midfielder seemed like he might have been on his way out of Griffin Park when back at the start of 2016 he was loaned out to La Liga side Eibar for an astounding eighteen months, which would have taken him to the end of his current contract. The loan was more down to a personal issue that Jota wanted to deal with back in Spain rather than his form, though it did seem to indicate that he wouldn’t play the red and white stripes of Brentford again.

However Jota would be recalled back to West London during the January transfer window and that turned out to be a masterful move by the club. He quickly became a key player for the club and even though he has only been at the club for the last few months, he has been able to score 12 goals for the Bees as well as get eight assists.

And to make sure the Spaniard doesn’t end up leaving Brentford this summer, they have now activated a clause in his contract which extends his current deal for another 12 months. But that may not be the end for contract talks between the two parties. Many other teams could have become interested in Jota thanks to his recent form and Brentford may need him to pen a longer deal to make sure he stays with the team.

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