Date: 31st August 2017 at 7:34pm
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Birmingham City have smashed their transfer record to sign Brentford attacker Jota in a deal worth £6m plus add-ons.

Despite plenty of other potential suitors, the 26-year-old arriving at St. Andrew`s proves to be a top quality piece of business by Harry Redknapp.

He’s a player that has already shown that he can tear it apart in the Championship – 12 goals in 21 appearances last season showed just that.

And to think that we have picked him up for as little as £6m in this market is incredible. There will be add-ons to that fee but for what Blues will be getting out of the player, it’s an absolute steal.

Preston are demanding £8m+ for their striker Jordan Hugill who scored the same amount of goals as Jota and made 23 more appearances than him in the last Championship campaign.

Jota`s a player with the technical ability that Blues currently lack. He’s got a magic wand of a left foot that can be deadly when he cuts inside on it- he’s got that something special, if you like.

In recent years, we’ve not really had a left-footed wide man with the ability to dribble with the ball glued to his foot, move in from the right and use his vision to pick out passes.

This is truly a marquee signing made by Blues – Jota is one of the best players in the division and there was plenty of intense interest in him.

But, once again the lure of Birmingham City and Redknapp have struck again. These are the signings that we should be making and it’s just another sign of the direction the club is going.

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