Aston Villa have signed Jota from city rivals Birmingham for an undisclosed fee.
The 27-year-old Spanish attacker has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League newcomers.
He is reunited at Villa Park with Dean Smith, who was also his manager at Brentford.
Jota said: ‘Becoming a Premier League player was important for me and something I’ve been looking for.
‘This is one of the biggest clubs in England.’
Meanwhile, Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has completed a permanent transfer in the opposite direction for an undisclosed fee.
Gardner, 26, spent last season on loan at Blues but he has now signed three-year contract at St Andrew’s.
Villa boss Smith told the club’s official website: ‘I worked with Jota at Brentford. He’s a superb, talented player and Birmingham signed him as their record transfer.
‘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.’
We are delighted to announce the signing of @KingJota on a two-year deal!
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) June 5, 2019
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