West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic comments on £8m Jota

Jota of Brentford scores the second Brentford goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and QPR at Griffin Park on April 22, 2017 in Brentford, England.

West Ham United are linked with Brentford's Spanish star.

Quoted by Football London, West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has said he would like another signing, amid speculation linking him with a move for Brentford attacker Jota.

It was reported last weekend that West Ham are still interested in the £8 million winger, with The Sun claiming that the Spaniard would jump at the chance to join Bilic's side.

The Irons have brought in five players this summer and the Croat admitted that he would love to bring in another one, in response to being asked about the 26-year-old.

Jota of Brentford celebrates scoring the second Brentford goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and QPR at Griffin Park on April 22, 2017 in Brentford, England.

“Again, a good player but to be fair we have done the business," he said via Football London when asked about the Championship star.

"One more I would love but if we have to sell one, even then, maybe. But the other positions, we done our priorities – right back, centre forward and left wing."

Jota, who has 23 league goals in 69 games for the Bees, is clearly an excellent player in the Championship but do the Hammers really want to be taking gambles?

There is no guarantee he would be effective in the Premier League, a risk taken by every manager when they sign a player who has never graced England's top flight, but Bilic, based on his transfer business so far, seems to prefer tried-and-tested talent this time around.

Four of his five summer recruits - Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic - have plenty of experience in this division and the former Besiktas coach may feel as if that's the way forward.

Jota of Brentford scores the second Brentford goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and QPR at Griffin Park on April 22, 2017 in Brentford, England.

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