Having failed to make the breakthrough at Real Madrid, 23-year-old Jesé Rodriguez headed to Paris Saint-Germain over the summer in a eye-catching €25M deal. He’s since made just 14 total appearances totalling 368 minutes for the Ligue 1 side, scoring twice for them along the way.
It’s not the increased role the young Spaniard was hoping for when he moved to France, but he remains a hugely promising, versatile attacker—good enough, after all, for PSG to have pid €25M for. And also good enough for Real Madrid to insist an anti-Barcelona clause be part of the deal.
Still, in the world of transfer rumours, giving a player time to settle at a new club is never on the cards, and Jesé has found himself linked with a series of moves, including to mid-table La Liga side UD Las Palmas, a landing spot where he could get plenty of playing time and build his career.
Las Palmas’ president, though, knows his side can’t afford to pay the wages he would demand—not when, he says, the likes of Liverpool, Roma, and Milan are all interested in signing him and would be willing to meet them. Which means it’s time to queue up the Jesé to Liverpool rumours.
“Jesé Rodriguez is a great football player,” Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez told Las Provincia earlier today when asked about the rumours. “He wants to come to Las Palmas, but he is owned by PSG and he earns a salary that is on that level—that is very high.
“Liverpool, Milan, and Roma all want Jesé and they are ready to pay him what he earns now. We cannot afford that kind of a salary. With respect to those other clubs, we are at a real disadvantage and hence we have to wait. We don’t want to create false expectations for our fans.”
If Liverpool are in fact interested in Jesé, it’s difficult to see him arriving as anything but a depth player given the minutes he has seen at PSG—and that he has only earned one start in the league so far this season for them. For the right price, though, his talent and promise would surely intrigue.