Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has told Spanish publication AS that he understands Jese Rodriguez’s frustrations but is clear that he will not be leaving the club this summer.
The 22-year-old sensation has started just one La Liga match since making his return from injury in December, making him one of the least utilised members of the squad.
After all the hype and promise he showed prior to his injury setback, it’s clear that his position at the Santiago Bernabeu has regressed and doubts have crept in.
However, speaking ahead of Madrid’s trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday, Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti has assured reporters that the young attacker will not be leaving the Spanish capital this summer.
“I spoke to him, like I speak to everyone. I understand what he’s going through, that he wants to play more. But he needs to be ready for when his moment comes, like Chicharito. Jesé’s situation is clear, he’s staying,” Ancelotti told reporters of AS.
Jese came through the Madrid youth ranks and notched an impressive 32 goals in 80 league appearances for the Castilla side during 2011-13.
He was first handed his chance by current Chelsea boss Joe Mourinho, making his first-team debut in 2012 as he replaced superstar Cristiano Ronaldo during a 5-1 thrashing of Real Sociedad.