The past few months haven't been happy ones for Jesé Rodríguez, who has been unable to find his feet at Stoke City.
Jesé back in the Canary Islands for personal motives
Despite enjoying a dream start to his loan spell with the Potters, scoring on his debut against Arsenal, Jesé has dropped down the pecking order and now features only sporadically, mostly coming on off the bench.
The birth of his third child, who is poorly and is being treated at the Materno Childrens' Hospital in Las Palmas, has meant that the player has sought permission several times to return to his homeland to be by his son's side.
Jesé spent last season on loan at UD Las Palmas, and while his time with the islanders did work out as well as he would have liked, the club was keen to keep him on for another season on an extension of the loan agreement with PSG. That didn't materialize and he ended up in England but his desire to be closer to his own people, and more importantly, his son, has prompted Stoke to propose that he returns permamently for the remainder of the season. The idea is that Jesé spends the rest of the season on loan at Las Palmas but much of that that will depend on what incoming coach Paco Jémez has to say. Jémez is plotting a clear-out in January and is looking for a centre-back, midfielder and winger. But for the moment, any dealings with Stoke concerning Jesé will be put on hold until Jémez is unveiled next week.