Paris Saint-Germain have sealed the signing of Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez.
Unai Emery’s side confirmed on Monday that they have tied the 23-year-old to a five-year contract, with the transfer fee reportedly worth €25million. Jese becomes PSG’s fifth signing ahead of the defence of their Ligue 1 title, following deals for Hatem Ben Arfa, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Thomas Meunier and Giovani Lo Celso.
After making his first-team debut in the 2011-12 campaign, it was during the 2013-14 season that Jesé became an integral part of the Real Madrid first team, scoring his first professional goal on 26 October 2013, away to FC Barcelona.
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Over the last three seasons, the man from Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, has grown in experience, playing 62 Liga matches (13 goals) and 15 UEFA Champions League matches (1 goal).
During his time in the Spanish capital, Jesé won two Champions League crowns (2014, 2016), one World Club Cup (2014), one Liga title (2012) and one Copa del Rey (2014). In 2012, he won the European U19 championships in Estonia, finishing top scorer of the competition with five goals and netting the only goal in the final, against Greece.
“I am delighted to join Paris Saint-Germain, who have become one of Europe’s most competitive clubs, declared Jesé after signing his contract on Monday. Like Paris Saint-Germain, I have big ambitions for the coming seasons and it will be a great pleasure to work under the direction of Unai Emery, who has developed an excellent reputation in Spain, and across Europe, for his quality as a coach. I can’t wait to begin this next challenge of my career.”
“I am very happy to welcome Jesé to PSG, said Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Over the past seasons, he has confirmed his status as one of Real Madrid’s, and Spain’s, most promising young footballers. After playing alongside some great forwards, he has chosen to continue his progression with Paris. His speed and creative qualities will complement our excellent attacking players. With Jesé, our squad is now, more than ever, armed to confront the coming challenges and meet the expectations of our fans.”