Jota linked with Swansea
Jota: A wanted man. (Picture: www.getwestlondon.co.uk)

Swansea City are thought to be lining up a move for Brentford's Spanish midfielder Jota.

Jota had an impressive debut season in the Championship last time out, making 42 appearances as he helped Brentford reach a play-off place, only for them to fall short to the hands of Middlesbrough in the semi's.

Swansea have been very busy this summer

If Jota were to sign for the Swans he would become their fifth summer signing so far.

Garry Monk has already secured deals for former Marseille striker Andre Ayew, who has arrived on a free, while French defender Franck Tabanou made the move across the channel for a reported £3.5 million fee.

Swansea have also secured the services of former SC Heerenveen goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt on three-year-deal for an undisclosed fee and are believed to be close to closing a deal for Portugese striker Eder who will arrive from Braga in a reported £5 million deal.

24-year-old Jota signed a three-year deal with The Bees in 2014, after arriving from Celta de Vigo where he began his career. The Spaniard joined the club's youth system at the age of 13 before making his professional debut in 2011 against Barcelona B.

He was then loaned to Real Madrid's B-team before joining Liga Adelante side Eibar on a season long-loan for the 2013-14 campaign. Whilst with Eibar he went on to score the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win at home to Deportivo Alaves, which secured the side's promotion to La Liga for the first time in their history.

Later that season he was nominated for the Best Attacking Midfielder award at the 2014 LFP Awards.

Brentford and Jota have been a match made in heaven

In August 2014 he signed for newly promoted Championship Brentford for an undisclosed fee, making his debut in a 2-1 win against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road before scoring his first Bees goal in a 2-0 victory over Leeds United at Griffin Park in September.

He finished the season with 11 goals to his name, in the process catching the eye of Swans boss Monk as he looks to push on further from Swansea's best-ever league finish.

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