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Tottenham’s win over Chelsea on Wednesday now sees Arsenal fifth in the Premier League and must improve their squad in order to make the top four. Arsene Wenger is reportedly said to be interested in signing attacking players and Spanish intrnational Jese Rodriguez has been linked to the Emirates.
A wee ago, Las Palmas president Angel Ramirez lavished praises on the 23-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward and also made mentioned Arsenal and Liverpool are one of the club looking to sign the Spaniard according to the Daily Mail.
“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, Arsenal, 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 Arsenal 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 our attack, therefore, Wenger must sign him.