Villa to sign Jota in Gardner swap
Last Updated: 05/06/19 10:59am
Jota will make the switch from Birmingham to Aston Villa to rejoin his former Brentford manager Dean Smith
Aston Villa are set to sign Jota from Birmingham in a swap deal which will see Gary Gardner head to St Andrew's, Sky Sports News understands.
Jota played for Dean Smith at Brentford before moving to Birmingham in a club-record £6m deal in the summer of 2017. The Spaniard scored eight goals in 75 appearances for the Blues.
The 27-year-old could act as a replacement for Albert Adomah, who was released by Villa after his contract expired at the end of this season, along with the experienced Mile Jedinak, Alan Hutton and Glenn Whelan.
Gardner will move in the opposite direction on a permanent deal after spending last season on loan at Birmingham, where he scored two goals in 42 appearances for the club.
The 26-year-old midfielder will follow the footsteps of his older brother Craig who made the same move nine years ago.
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