Brentford trigger Jota clause as Clarets show interest
Brentford, who ended their season yesterday with a 3-1 home defeat against relegated Blackburn Rovers, have been quick to move to secure the services of José Ignacio Peleteiro Ramailo for a further season with a number of clubs keen to sign the Spaniard who plays as an attacking midfielder.
Better known as Jota, the West London club have triggered a one year extension on his contract at a time when several Championship and Premier League clubs have been keeping an eye on him, including, according to their local press, Burnley and Swansea City.
Jota has been back with the club since January. He started his career with Celta Vigo, making four first team appearances for them and came to prominence during a loan at Eibar in the 2013/14 season which prompted Brentford to sign him.
He joined them in the summer of 2014 with the club having just been promoted from League One but admitted to struggling with the intensity of the English game during his first season. The next season started badly. He suffered an ankle ligament injury in the first game of the season which kept him out until December when he returned to make three substitute appearances.
However, things changed in January 2016 when he returned to Eibar on loan to deal with a personal issue before being recalled by Brentford in January this year since when he’s been in sparking form, scoring 12 goals and contributed 8 assists in 23 appearances.
I’m sure his will be one of a number of names to be linked with us, but Brentford, keen to ensure he remains with them, have confirmed he will remain their player for the 2017/18 season.Follow UpTheClarets:
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