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Jesé to renew with Madrid then farmed out on loan

Espanyol and the player's hometown club Las Palmas have both expressed an interest in a loan deal. Madrid feel Jesé needs regular playing time to develop.

Update:
Jesé to renew with Madrid then farmed out on loan
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In the current scheme of things, Jesé Rodríguez's contract with Real Madrid is due to expire in June 2017 but the 23-year-old will renew terms with the club at some point over the next few days. After a new arrangement is struck, Madrid plan to loan Jesé out so that he can gain regular playing time. After three seasons as part of the first team squad, the forward has been unable to carve out a more prominent place in the side and now, he is open to this double operation which Madrid have suggested. Two clubs in Spain have expressed an interest in taking Jesé on loan for the new campaign - Espanyol, with whom Madrid have a great relationship after doing business in the past with José Callejón and Kike Casilla and also the loan deals secured for Marco Asensio and Burgui; Jesé's hometown club Las Palmas would take him like a shot while in Germany, there are reports that Bayer Leverkusen might be interested.

If Álvaro Morata's situation takes a radical change for the worse and the club decides to sell him this summer (the striker still has a conversation pending with Zidane over what kind of role he will have within the team), Jesé would then likely stay, but that seems unlikely.

But Jesé's contract extension is guaranteed. In the first conversations between the club, the player and his agent Ginés Carvajal, there was talk of a three to four-year extension (until 2020 or 2021) although the matter of the player's salary still needs to be discussed (he currently earns 1.8 million euros after tax). Madrid are keen to ensure that they have a variety of options in the attacking positions for the immediate future. There is still the FIFA transfer ban to consider, which will prohibit the club from making any signings for two transfer windows, and on top of that, the uncertainty of whether Karim Benzema will be charged for his involvement in the Valbuena blackmail case. Madrid are confident that Jesé will come good but only if he gets regularly playing time at another club; last season, he only played 1,255 minutes out of a possible 4.680, or 27% and only figured in the starting XI once - two less than Castilla centre-forward Borja Mayoral.

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