Liverpool are currently second in the Premier League and must improve their squad to catch Chelsea. The Reds are interested in signing attacking players and Spanish international Jese Rodriguez has been linked.
A week ago, Las Palmas president Angel Ramirez praised the 23-year-old Paris-Germain star and stated that Liverpool are one of the clubs looking to sign him (Daily Mail via Las Provincia):
“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.”
If the latest reports are anything to go by then Liverpool are now clear to agree the signing of the former Real Madrid star because he will be shipped out by PSG boss in the winter window (The Sun). Unai has confirmed that selling Jese is a possible reality and even left him in France as his side traveled to Africa.
The La Roja attacker signed a €3million-a-year contract with PSG last summer (ESPN) and it will be fair to say that he has only warmed the bench. The stats provided below confirm that Emery has never really handed Jese a fair chance.
- Appearances – 14
- Starts – 2 (One in the league, One in the cup, Zero in the Champions League)
- Minutes Played – 368 (26 minutes per appearance)
Despite limited game time, Jese managed to score 2 goals in the 2 games he started. After such a treatment, any player would want to leave and the Spaniard must exit PSG to progress in his career.
Rodriguez won every major trophy with Real Madrid and has the quality to improve the Liverpool attack, therefore, Klopp must sign him.
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