Brentford manager Dean Smith has revealed that Jota will not be leaving unless the club receive a substantial bid this summer.
Jota seemed to be surplus to requirements at Brentford at the start of last season after he was farmed out to Eibar on loan but the 25-year-old made a return to Griffin Park in January and managed to take the Championship by storm.
Jota scored a sensational 12 goals in 21 appearances from an attacking midfield position and his tremendous exploits have led many Premier League clubs to register their interest in the Spaniard, with the likes of Newcastle United, Everton and West Ham United being mentioned.
Despite the interest though, Brentford have not received any bid for Jota and manager Dean Smith has revealed that the player is more than happy to stay put at Griffin Park if a substantial offer is not placed on the table in the upcoming weeks.
He said, “For me, it’s no saga. I’ve said all along that unless someone makes a substantial bid for him he’ll stay at Brentford and he’s happy to do so. I have no qualms about the commitment of Jota and long may it continue.
“Jota was led to believe there was an imminent bid. A bid hasn’t come in and he’s happy to play for Brentford. He’ll be available for Southampton. He’s looking forward to playing.”