Brentford have recalled Spanish winger Jota from his loan spell at La Liga side Eibar.
The 25-year-old returned to his native Spain last January on an 18-month loan, although the Bees had a recall clause they could activate either in the summer or in January.
And Dean Smith's side have elected to bring the popular winger home next month and have notified their Spanish counterparts, who have left him out of recent squads.
Jota will return to west London and train with Brentford ahead of their FA Cup third round tie with Eastleigh on January 7. His return will not be in time for Monday's game with Birmingham.
The Spaniard joined the Bees in 2014 from Celta Vigo and marked his first season in English football with a series of last minute goals, including in home and away games against Fulham.
Former Bee Jonathan Douglas injured the midfielder in the season opener against Ipswich and he only made five appearances before returning to Spain to deal with a personal issue.
Prior to his loan switch Jota agreed an option to extend his contract. The 25-year-old is currently under contract until the end of the season but the club can add a further year on to that deal.