A Spanish media outlet are reporting that Real Madrid want to loan out Jese this season.
Spanish media outlet AS are reporting that Real Madrid are willing to let their young forward Jesé Rodriguez leave the club on loan this summer.
Madrid are packed full of talent in attacking areas, and while he may find himself well down the pecking order at the Bernabeu, he would be fantastic addition for two Premier League sides who are desperately short of creative guile in the final third - Everton and Liverpool. As the saying goes, one man's waste is another man's treasure.
The two Merseyside clubs are not short of attacking talent, but the pace and power of the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Daniel Sturridge is not really supplemented with any kind of finesse.
Let's take a look at what Jesé could bring to both sides, and how he could improve them.
Would Jese be the ideal partner for Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool?
While Liverpool have a multitude of numbers in forward areas, many of their strikers have similar attributes. They have pace and raw power with the likes of Sturridge, Christian Benteke and Divock Origi, but where is their guile and creative flair?
They do possess that in Philippe Coutinho, but he cannot be expected to be the catalyst for everything Liverpool create. The addition of Jesé would give the Reds an entirely different dimension, and he would compliment any one of the three strikers mentioned above perfectly. His incredible touch and vision enables him to receive the ball in tight areas, before unlocking defences with killer passes.
Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Everton
Everton face a similar scenario just across Stanley Park. With Lukaku heavily linked with a move away from the club, could their need for Jese be greater than Liverpool's? The Blues should consider a move for the Spaniard whether Lukaku stays or leaves, as he would either be the perfect partner for the Belgian, or could be used just as effectively from either flank in a three pronged attack.
The experience he would bring from playing at a club the size of Madrid to either side would be invaluable, particularly so for Everton. He has two Champions League medals and a La Liga title to his name, which is evidence of his winning mentality.
Would Jese improve Liverpool or Everton?
He would make a difference to either side, but maybe Everton's need is the greater, with a quality signing needed to inject some optimism back into the spirits of the blue half of Merseyside. He would also be exactly the kind of player Ronald Koeman could work well with, and potentially turn into an even better player.
The main concern regarding Jese is not regarding his ability, but in whether or not he could handle the rigours of the Premier League. A loan signing, therefore, would be the ideal scenario, should any kind of move come to fruition.
Real Madrid's Jese in action