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PSG signs Jese from Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain has completed a deal for forward Jese Rodriguez from Real Madrid for a reported €25 million transfer fee.

The 23-year-old Spaniard has signed a five-year contract with the French champions, and is seen as the replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic who left the club after his contract expired to join Manchester United.

“I am delighted to join Paris Saint-Germain, who have become one of Europe’s most competitive clubs, Jese told PSG’s official website. Like Paris Saint-Germain, I have big ambitions for the coming seasons and it will be a great pleasure to work under the direction of Unai Emery, who has developed an excellent reputation in Spain, and across Europe, for his quality as a coach. I can’t wait to begin this next challenge of my career.”

Jese made 94 appearances for Real Madrid during his time in the Spanish capital. Last season he scored five goals in 28 league appearances.

“I am very happy to welcome Jese to PSG,” said Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi. “Over the past seasons, he has confirmed his status as one of Real Madrid’s, and Spain’s, most promising young footballers. After playing alongside some great forwards, he has chosen to continue his progression with Paris. His speed and creative qualities will complement our excellent attacking players. With Jese, our squad is now, more than ever, armed to confront the coming challenges and meet the expectations of our fans.”

The forward has represented Spain at the international youth level all the way from U16 to U21.

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