Transfer roundup: Aston Villa snap up Jota from Birmingham City

  • Attacker reunited with manager Dean Smith
  • Bayern deny making bid for City’s Leroy Sané

Aston Villa have signed Jota from rivals Birmingham for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old Spanish attacker has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League club. He is reunited at Villa Park with Dean Smith, who was also his manager at Brentford.

“He’s a superb, talented player and Birmingham signed him as their record transfer,” said the Villa manager. “I’m really happy to have him back working with us. He’s got great ability, great balance and a great eye for both goals and assists.”

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