Brentford have bought themselves time to negotiate with Jota over a long-term future at Griffin Park.
The Bees announced they had triggered the one-year contract extension for the Spanish wing wizard at the Big Red Ball on Sunday night.
However, as anyone who has followed the way the club does business will know, that doesn't necessarily mean he will stay.
Jake Bidwell and David Button both had a year left on their Griffin Park contracts this time last year however, after the club failed to agree fresh terms, they were sold to QPR and Fulham respectively.
Jota is nearly two years older than Bidwell and coming into what should be the best years of his career.
Brentford would not let a saleable asset leave the club for nothing this summer so triggering the one-year extension is no real surprise.
However, the fact it's just the 12 month option being taken, and not yet a longer term deal, is, understandably a cause for concern.
Ask any professional footballer if they want to play in the Premier League or La Liga and they will say yes. The Spaniard is no different in that regard.
Reports have linked Burnley with a move for Jota while a Swansea scout was at the Bees' 3-1 win over QPR where the Spaniard ripped Rangers apart.
The wing wizard had a superb 2014/15 season when Brentford reached the Championship play-offs.
Injury and personal issues meant he was ineffective for the west Londoners in 2016 before his loan move back to Eibar.
There would have been question marks ahead of his return after a difficult few months, on the pitch, in Spain as to whether he'd be able to slot back into the Championship after little playing time.
He answered those critics with a bang and went on a run of form in February that saw him either score or assist in every game.
I've always said that if the two biggest clubs in England historically, Manchester United and Liverpool, can't keep hold of their best players in Cristiano Ronalo and Luis Suarez then what hope do Brentford have?
There will come a time when Jota leaves Brentford for good; that is inevitable just as it is for every other Bees player. That time may be sooner than fans had hoped.