Jese was left on the bench in Real Madrid’s 2-3 loss against Sevilla on Sunday evening, once against confirming it will be hard for him to get into the first team when the ‘Galacticos’ are fully fit.
Regarded as one of the most promising talents to have come from the youth system at Real Madrid, the club is keen to hold on to the talented forward. But the number of big names around him assure no guaranteed starting spot in Benitez’s set-up.
After growing frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities, the Canary-Islands born striker might decide to move with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea very much interested in securing the Spaniard’s services when the transfer window re-opens in winter.
He has made 7 appearances for the Los Blancos this season in the absence of Bale, Benzema and James Rodriguez, but none of them lasted the entire 90 minutes. Even-though he fared well in his limited opportunities, he was once against relegated into the bench following Bale’s return from injury. It is certain, he has no place in Benítez’s plans when the squad is at full strength.
Back in London, Arsenal are preparing a bid worth 30 million euros for Jese and they believe the a figure may be enough to persuade the Spanish Giants to re-consider into selling him.
Arsenal are currently second in the English Premier League standings, level on points with the leaders Manchester City. The recent injuries to the likes of Theo Walcot and long term absentee Welbeck suggest that Wenger must buy in winter to keep pace to their title hunt. And the French coach is a long term admirer of the 22-year old Jese and has made him the priority signing.
Chelsea on the other side, are also keeping track of the player’s situation at Madrid. The struggling champions are also desperate to add a forward to their ranks in winter. With Diego Costa struggling to find goals and Falcao out injured, a replacement is imminent.
For €30m, Jesé is a bargain buy and was once commented by Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balagué: “in small spaces his technique is better than Ronaldo” and “better than Bale at the same age.”
Jese broke into Real Madrid first team in the 2013/14 season with five goals in 18 matches, but his development was hindered by a crucial ligament injury which put him out of action for nine-months.
However the interest in the Spanish under 21 international is high and the likes of Inter Milan and Napoli are also monitoring the situation. Certain English publications also claim that Aston Villa are also looking forward to take the player on loan in January to help them stay put in English Premier League.
The scenario of Jese is much similar to that on Alvaro Moratta who was also forced to leave Real Madrid for Juventus after spending a season in the bench.