Liverpool handed boost in quest to sign Jese Rodriguez from PSGPublished January 06, 2017
Liverpool’s hopes of snaring Paris Saint-Germain winger Jese Rodriguez during the January transfer window have received a huge boost after the Ligue 1 side admitted that the Spaniard may have to leave the Parc des Princes this winter.
The out-of-favour wide man has struggled for game-time since completing a £21.25 million move from Real Madrid back in August, making just two starts in an immensely disappointing start to his time with the nouveau riche club.
And this has alerted the Premier League side to his potential availability. Sadio Mane’s departure to the African Nations Cup has left Jurgen Klopp’s squad shorn of a pacey winger for their usual 4-3-3 system, with former Real Madrid man Jese now on course to leave the French capital in search of regular action, according to PSG head coach Unai Emery.
Asked about his fellow Spaniard’s predicament, the 45-year-old conceded that a move is a real possibility during the window.
“[Jese] has to play. The possibility of [him] leaving is a reality,” he told reporters at a recent press conference.
It is understood that La Liga team Las Palmas are interested in bringing the Canarian back to Spain in a temporary loan deal, although club president Miguel Angel Ramirez believes they will be beaten to the punch by one of three teams keen on signing Jese on a permanent deal.
The Amarillos chief suggested to La Provincia last week that Liverpool, Roma and Milan would all be willing to pay the asking price of in excess of £20m to end the former Los Blancos prospect’s troublesome spell in France.
“Jese Rodriguez is a great footballer. He wants to come to Las Palmas, but he is owned by PSG and earns a salary that is of his level- and that is very high” he said.
“Liverpool, Milan and Roma want Jese and are ready to pay what he earns. We cannot afford that salary.
“With respect to other clubs, we are at a disadvantage and hence we have to wait. But we don’t want to create false expectations.”
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