Leverkusen make first move for Tottenham January target

The Bundesliga side have reportedly contacted Real Madrid to enquire about the availability of Jese Rodriguez.

A report in Spain today has stated that Real Madrid starlet Jese Rodriguez is in demand, with both Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham ready to make a move for the youngster in the January transfer window.

Marca claim that the versatile attacker is high up the list of priorities for the German side, who are believed to have already contacted the Spanish giants to enquire over his availability.

Spurs have also been linked with a move for Jese, as Andre Villas-Boas looks to find a solution to his left wing berth.

The 20-year-old is yet to start a La Liga fixture for the Santiago Bernabeu outfit this term, but has been introduced as a substitute on eight occasions, scoring once in the process.

With the home-rown talent keen for regular first-team football, the option of a potential loan deal in the new year could be on the cards.

Both Leverkusen and Tottenham have relationships with Madrid. The BayArena outfit signed Dani Carvajal from the Spaniards in the summer of 2012, only for Carlo Ancelotti’s men to buy him back before this season. Spurs have sold Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to Madrid in consecutive summers.

Jese has represented his nation up to under-21 level, where he has gathered four caps and scored twice. He made his name in the under-20 World Cup, netting five goals in as many games over the summer.

The attacker is under contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2017, but it seems like his future is up in the air at the moment.

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