Potters swoop for former Real Madrid frontman...
JESÉ RODRIGUEZ has today joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, becoming the Club’s sixth signing of the transfer window.
The 24-year-old forward, a double Champions League winner with Real Madrid, completed the formalities of his loan switch this morning after successfully undertaking a medical.
He follows Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma, Maxim Choupa-Moting, Bruno Martins Indi and Josh Tymon in checking-in at the bet365 Stadium this summer.
Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “Jesé was a man in demand when PSG made it clear they would allow him to leave on loan and we’re delighted he has chosen to join us.
“He hasn’t had the happiest of periods in his career in Paris but he’s still only a young man and is hungry to make a big impression in the Premier League.
"His pedigree speaks for itself and he will most certainly add to the firepower at our disposal.”
Rodriguez spent nine seasons with Real Madrid, scoring 12 goals in 62 La Liga appearances, and was part of their Champions League winning squads in 2014 and 2016.
His progress was disrupted by a serious knee injury but last summer he completed a £22million switch to PSG.
However, he struggled to make an impact in Paris and spent the second half of last season back in La Liga on loan with Las Palmas.