Paris Saint Germain PSG have signed Jesé Rodríguez from Real Madrid on a 5-year deal for a reported fee of €25m.
Jesé, 23, won two Champions League crowns (2014, 2016), one World Club Cup (2014), one Liga title (2012) and one Copa del Rey (2014) with Madrid.
He said, “I am delighted to join Paris Saint Germain, who have become one of Europe’s most competitive clubs.
“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.”
Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi said, “I am very glad to welcome Jese to PSG. 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 Jese, our squad is now, more than ever, armed to confront the coming challenges and meet the expectations of our fans.”
Jese is PSG’s fifth signing for the 2016-17 season after Hatem Ben Arfa, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Thomas Meunier and Giovani Lo Celso.
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