Mokotjo Confirmed - Jota Premier League Bound?
Brentford have confirmed the arrival of Kamo Mokotjo from FC Twente.
South African international midfielder Mokotjo has arrived at Griffin Park for an undisclosed fee and has signed a three year contract with the Bees.
He becomes the defensive midfielder Dean Smith has been looking to secure with his addition seeing the boss convinced Mokotjo adds further qualities to players already forming the squad.
Smith told the Official Website: 'I am pleased that we have been able to add Kamo to our group now he has become available. He is a player that we have been looking at for a while and we are sure he will fit into the system and style that we have here. Kamo is a defensive midfielder who can break play up, cover a lot of ground and use the ball intelligently. He is a player that will certainly add to the qualities we already have within the squad.'
Mokotjo had a change of heart on his decision to retire from international football, having previously won four caps before his retirement in 2016, when he made his South African return in March.
The midfielder joins Scunthorpe goalkeeper Luke Daniels and Zulte Waregem's Denmark international defender Henrik Dalsgaard in joining Brentford so far this summer.
However, Jota looks as if he'll be leaving Griffin Park.
Brentford have insisted Jota wouldn't leave unless his £8m asking price was met but ahead of the pre-season friendly against Aldershot this evening it has been decided not to play the Spaniard.
According to Sky Sports, a 'bid expected imminently from a Premier League club' has seen it decided Jota, 25, shouldn't play - the bidding club is unknown but Huddersfield, Brighton, Everton, West Ham and Newcastle have been credited with interest.