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Transfer Flashback: Jota to Birmingham

Transfer Flashback: Jota to Birmingham

On August 31st 2017, Birmingham City announced the signing of Jota from Brentford for a club record transfer fee. 

The 27-year-old made his debut against Norwich City after signing for a reported club record £6 million.

A lot of supporters were over the moon with ambition shown by the club to secure Jota, as they took to the confirmation on Twitter to express their delight over the signing.

Jota started his career at Spanish side Celta Vigo but he only managed to secure one first-team appearance during his time there, as he was shipped out on loan to Real Madrid B and Eibar. The winger was seen as part of Celta’s vision after returning from his loan spell, but no agreement could be reached over a contract.

The Spaniard decided to join English Championship side Brentford in the summer of 2014. He went on to enjoy an incredible time of things at Griffin Park as he notched 11 goals in his first season, which was followed by 12 goals and five assists in just the second half of the 2016/17 season after being recalled from his Eibar loan.

But, Jota joined Birmingham City on the 31st of August 2017 on a four-year contract for a club record £6 million.

Indeed, the winger didn’t get off to the best of starts at St Andrew’s as he had to wait until the 3rd of February to net his first two goals for the club against Sheffield Wednesday. Although, he started to improve on the field from there on in as he notched another three goals and provided two assists.

He hasn’t been able to ensure consistency in front of goal once again in the current campaign, but it has been almost impossible for him to establish his dominance in the final third, with Che Adams firing on all cylinders.

Nevertheless, it comes as no surprise that supporters were so excited to see their side secure the services of Jota, as the Spaniard has gone on to have a big impact at the club since Garry Monk took charge. Also, the ambition shown by the club to break their transfer record will be something that supporters hope to see again in the near future.

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