Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez has advised teammate Jese to take up a loan offer from Espanyol for the good of his career.
New Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores is a keen admirer of the 23-year-old, who made 28 La Liga appearances last term but started just seven times, and Sport reports that he is one step away from a move to Catalonia.
It is believed that Flores has already spoken to the player and outlined his future plans for Espanyol, while Jese is said to be convinced his career will benefit if he is allowed to go out and develop his game, whilst gaining more top-flight experience.
Vazquez, who himself spent part of the 2014-15 season on loan with Los Pericos, feels Jese could tread the same path, with the proposed deal near to completion.
“I wish Jese well and, of course, I’d advise him to go to Espanyol. My experience there was absolutely phenomenal,” he told Cadena COPE’s ‘El Partido de las 12’ programme, before
insisting he is also backing Los Blancos’ attempts to bring Alvaro Morata back from Juventus.
“Hopefully, Madrid re-sign Morata. He’s had two exceptionally good years and if that’s what the club decides then it will be good for everyone.”
The European champions sold Morata to the Italian giants in 2014 but have the option to buy the striker back, although he is currently the subject of a reported tug-of-war between Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.