Sporting CP have completed the season-long loan signing of Paris Saint-Germain forward Jese Rodriguez, they have confirmed.
Jese spent the second half of last season on loan at Real Betis but they decided not to make the move permanent – reportedly due to the player’s annual wage bill of €3m.
The former Real Madrid player joined Los Verdiblancos on a long deal until the end of the season in January but netted just two goals in 18 appearances for the club.
The 25-year-old’s career has badly stalled since joining the Parisian club in 2016 from Madrid, as he barely played before loan spells at Las Palmas and Stoke City.
However, despite holding a reported €9m option to sign him permanently, Betis held little interest in a deal and earlier on Monday, Celta Vigo had been linked with a move.
The report believed that Jese had been an alternative option for the Galician club in relation to landing midfielder Rafinha Alcantara on loan from Barcelona – a loan deal which was eventually processed.