Attacking midfield ace Jota has left Brentford and joined Spanish club Eibar on an 18 month loan, the Bees official website has confirmed.
This will be the Spaniards second spell at Eibar, where he spent the 2013/14 season on loan from Celta Vigo, before making the switch to England with Brentford.
Jota’s loan deal is for 18 months, subject to international clearance, and Brentford have confirmed the length of the deal is to allow him to play football while being in his homeland as he tries to work through some personal problems.
He will still remain a Bees player upon his return to the club in 2017.
The diminutive playmaker made a big impression at Griffin Park last season, playing over 40 times and contributing 11 goals to his teams cause. However he picked up an injury early this season though which has seen him limited to only 5 appearances.
Manager Dean Smith will be sad to see Jota go, but understands the reasoning, telling the clubs website, “I am disappointed that I will not get the opportunity to work further with his talent but the bigger picture for Jota is more important.
“I hope Brentford FC and Jota can continue the fantastic relationship in the future.”
Brentford sit 11th in the Championship table this season, although they will be disappointed to have lost 3-1 at home to Burnley last night to lose ground on the play off positions.
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