Europe’s Top Clubs Alert As Real Madrid Name Price For Creative Star
PSG are flexing their financial muscles again.
Fresh from losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the end of last season, new boss Unai Emery has wasted no time reshaping his squad.
The former Sevilla boss has added Hatem Ben Arfa and Grzegorz Krychowiak to his ranks, and has now agreed a fee with Real Madrid for winger Jese Rodriguez.
A price of €25m is enough to prise Jese from the Santiago Bernabeu, ending a nine year spell at the club after he joined from Las Palmas as a 14-year-old.
Jese missed out on Spain’s Euro 2016 squad, as Vicente Del Bosque opted to take Lucas Vasquez instead, and had been advised by Zinedine Zidane to leave the club in search of regular first team football.
PSG should be able to provide that, although the Spaniard will have to dislodge either Angel Di Maria or Lucas Moura from the first team.
Emery is a long term admirer of Jese, having tried to bring him to Sevilla from Madrid three years ago, but being denied as it looked like the speedy attacker may have broken into the first team.
That hasn’t materialised though, and PSG now look certain to sign the 23-year-old.
Whether or not Madrid will insert a buyback clause into his contract like they did with Alvaro Morata is yet to be seen, but it may be a wise move with the amount of players returning to their previous clubs for huge money this summer *cough Pogba, cough*.
Madrid may use the money to move for Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko, as they prepare to give up on the chase for Paul Pogba.
Looks like Real are adopting a more standard approach to transfer business.