Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez in talks with PSG, says Zinedine Zidane
By Reuters Sport
Last Updated: 03/08/16 11:48am
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that forward Jese Rodriguez is in talks over a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The 23-year-old has one season remaining on his contract with the Champions League winners but the desire for more playing time appears to be the motivation for a possible transfer to Ligue 1.
"It's not a done deal but negotiations are going well," Zidane told the club's official website ahead of the pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich in New Jersey on Wednesday.
"Once we return to Madrid, we will know more about this issue."
Jese scored six goals and assisted six more in 39 appearances for Real in the 2015/16 campaign but only started 12 of those games.
The return of Spanish forward Alvaro Morata after two seasons with Italian champions Juventus will further limit Jese's playing time in an already star-studded attack that includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
Zidane believes a move to PSG would be the best option for the player.
"I think it's the ideal place for him because it's a good team and he will score many goals there," Zidane added. "It's an important club."