Birmingham have announced that they have signed Brentford forward Jota for a club record fee. He joins ex-Bees teammate Harlee Dean at the club.
Alot of club were interested in the Spanish playmaker, but Harry Redknapp has pulled off some Deadline Day magic to secure the signature of Jota. It also looks like The Blues are going to sign former Barcelona player Alex Song.
Jota started his career with Celta Vigo. He joined Brentford in 2014 for an undisclosed fee. In his first season with the Bees he scored eleven goals, but injury hampered his 2015-16 season. The 27-year-old scored twelve goals last season.
Here’s how Birmingham fans reacted to the signing:
— Jamie Macgregor (@m1ndspeak5truth) August 31, 2017
Great signing #BCFC
— TheRoyalBlueRoom (@Bhamcitytalk) August 31, 2017
— Lee Williams (@LeeW1875) August 31, 2017
— Paul Greenhill (@Greenhill81) August 31, 2017
Jota will be a great signing for us. A classy playmaker who takes a good set-piece too. Best signing of the lot. #bcfc
— Richard Parkin (@RichardParkin1) August 31, 2017
Jota will be this decade’s Daniel de Ridder. Loads of hype, loads of expectation, will flop at #bcfc , strop and be loaned back to Spain.
— The Tilton Barbarian (@DrSchlerme) August 31, 2017
Jota is exactly the type of player we’ve been crying out for since Dugarry. #BCFC
— Everything BCFC (@everythingbcfc) August 31, 2017
Jota, Vassel and Adams. I’m happy with that front 3 now. #bcfc
— Steven Espley (@bcfcespley) August 31, 2017
Jota 🙌🏻 just need song to sign. And everyone’s happy #bcfc
— Andrewwww † (@andrewjames_13) August 31, 2017
— Ben Williams (@bencwilliams_) August 31, 2017
— Blue & White (@BluesBcfc) August 31, 2017
— Matthew Brennan (@MattyBrennan) August 31, 2017