Real Madrid attacker and reported West ham United target Jese Rodriguez, as per the Daily Mail, is said to be fed up with his situation and will actively seek an exit this summer, Spanish publication AS report.
The 22-year-old has been ruled out of action with injury for much of the past 12 months, suffering a long-term setback towards the end of last season.
Before he got injured, he had lit up the Santiago Bernabeu with a number of impressive displays and subsequently built up a strong following from a number of the club’s supporters.
However, his situation has been disappointing since making a return to action, struggling for game time and making just one start since December.
As per a report in AS, his decision was made after he was brought on in added time during Madrid’s 1-0 derby victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.
“Jese has spent months pondering his situation in Madrid and after coming on in added time during the recent derby, he has decided enough is enough and wants to leave the club in June,” the report states.
Jese Rodriguez – commonly known as Jese – is said to have a number of admirers, with the British tabloid the Daily Mail linking both West Ham United and Everton with a loan move this summer.
The Hammers harbour ambitions of claiming a European spot next season, and the acquisition of a player of Jese’s calibre would certainly be a step in the right direction.
Boss Sam Allardyce has a habit of bringing in top players unexpectedly, last summer being Barcelona’s Alex Song, and he will feel that the Madrid youngster is certainly not out of reach – if he remains in the Upton Park hot-seat past the end of the current campaign.