It has been reported recently that Liverpool have handed a transfer boost in race for Paris Saint-Germain winger Jese Rodriguez as the manager of French club Unai Emery has admitted the Spaniard could leave the club this month.
The 23-year-old Jese, who became a fan favourite at Real Madrid having progressed through the club’s youth system, joined the League 1 champions in a €25m transfer deal last summer but has failed to nail down a regular spot in Emery’s starting XI and has been struggling with a fitness due to serious injuries.
Alongside Liverpool, other European clubs are also willing to get the signature of ex-Real Madrid star, including AS Roma, Milan and Las Palmas.
During his interview, Unay Emery admitted the Spain international has one foot out of the club: ‘[Jese] has to play. The possibility of [him] leaving is a reality.’
Last week Angel Ramirez, the president of Las Palmas, confirmed that the La Liga club faced a tough competition from Liverpool for the winger’s signature.
He said: ‘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.
‘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.’