Less than six months after he arrived at the Parc des Princes, Las Palmas completed the loan signing of Paris Saint-Germain winger Jese Rodriguez.
On Tuesday, the La Liga side announced the signing via the club’s official Twitter account, while Robin Bairner of Goal confirmed the loan that runs until the end of this season:
OFFICIAL: Las Palmas announce they have signed #Jese on loan from # PSG.
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) January 31, 2017
As the Spaniard started in just two of his 14 total appearances for the club after joining from Real Madrid last summer, via Transfermarkt, Jese’s time in Ligue 1 was forgettable.
PSG boss Unai Emery acknowledged the lack of playing time after that wretched run in France’s top-flight meant Jese was a candidate for a winter departure, per Lee Thomas-Mason of the Metro: “[Jese] has to play. The possibility of [him] leaving is a reality.”
Las Palmas regularly figured among the top January suitors associated with the forward, but after his move to Paris, the player’s wages were often suggested to be a stumbling block.
In reality, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser (h/t Adriana Garcia of ESPN FC) claimed that if he joined the Spanish club, PSG would still be expected to pay “most of” Jese’s EUR 3 million per year salary.
Patricio Vinayo, general director of Las Palmas, told Cadena Ser (via Garcia): “Jese’s arrival depends on PSG. It would be arrogant on our part to say that we can pay his wages. It’s not feasible for us to pay even half of his wages.”
With Lucas Moura, Angel Di Maria, Julian Draxler, and Hatem Ben Arfa among their ranks, PSG still has ample wide choices, meaning the departure of Jese should not have any significant effect on their silverware chances this season.
Before returning to the Parc des Princes as a revitalized figure in the hope that he will rescue his PSG career, the French titans will now hope to see their Spanish star recover some confidence in La Liga.