Premier League Trio Set to Battle it Out This Summer Over Highly-Rated Championship Forward

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

Brentford forward Jota has caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs after his showing in the second half of the Championship last season, and could be about to trigger a summer tug of war.

According to ​Sky Sports, Everton, West Ham and Newcastle are all interested in signing the player and could launch respective bids.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Jota of Brentford celebrates scoring the third Brentford goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and QPR at Griffin Park on April 22, 2017 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
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Jota only has one year remaining on his current contract meaning the Bees may cash in on the 25-year-old so as not to lose him on the cheap next January, or a free next summer.

Sky claim he would likely cost in the region of £8m, but there is no indicator of who might be in pole position to sign him yet.

The Spaniard was sent out on loan for 18 months in 2015 to La Liga side Eibar, after becoming unsettled due to family reasons, but was recalled in January after failing to get as many minutes as he'd hoped. He went on to bag 12 goals in 27 appearances after returning to Griffin Park.

Eibar's Jota (L) vies with Villarreal's midfielder Tomas Pina (R) during the Spanish league football match SD Eibar vs Villarreal CF at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar on April 3, 2016. / AFP / ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)
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He helped the Bees to a mid-table finish with his performances, and is understood to want to try his hand at playing top flight football.

Newcastle may have been in the same division as Brentford last season but Jota only made the bench in the sides' fixture at Griffin Park in January, and was not selected to enter the action that day.

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