The cash windfall received by Brentford from Andre Gray’s move from Burnley to Watford could reduce the pressure on The Bees to sell star man Jota.

The former Brentford striker joined Watford on Wednesday in a deal which saw the 26-year-old become The Hornets’ club record signing.

Former club Brentford are entitled to a sell-on percentage from the deal with reports from Get West London suggesting that The Bees will pocket around £1.9 million from Burnley. Those funds could eliminate any financial pressure on the club to sell star player Jota this summer.

Jota has been interesting several clubs with English Premier League outfit West Ham United being the most high profile club which has been linked with the attacking midfielder in recent months. The little Spaniard is a huge favourite at Griffin Park and Brentford may now have more power to fend off any unwanted interest in the player.

The midfielder is key to Brentford’s on-field progress in the coming years and after netting 12 goals in just 23 appearances for The Bees during the second half of last season, the club cannot afford to lose their most influential player.

Jota joined Brentford from Celta Vigo in summer 2014 for an undisclosed fee. The player has made 75 appearances in total for The Bees in all competitions and is currently regarded as one of the best players in the Sky Bet Championship.

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