Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have sealed the signing of Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez on a five-year contract.
Unai Emery’s side confirmed the deal on Monday after agreeing a fee believed to be in region of €25m with Madrid.
Jese becomes PSG’s fifth signing ahead of the defence of their Ligue 1 title following the earlier arrivals of Hatem Ben Arfa, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Thomas Meunier and Giovani Lo Celso.
He played in 38 times – scoring six goals – for Madrid last season, although just 11 of those were starts due to stiff competition from the likes of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The return of Alvaro Morata from Juventus further limited Jese’s starting opportunities under Zinedine Zidane, prompting his move to Paris.
“I am delighted to join Paris Saint-Germain, who have become one of Europe’s most competitive clubs,” he told his new club’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.”
Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “I am very happy to welcome Jese to PSG.
“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.”
Jese made his Madrid debut in March 2012, but was still playing for the Castilla team until the end of the 2012-13 season, from which point he became a full member of the first-team squad, winning the Champions League twice.
He is yet to win a full international cap for Spain, but has played for his country at every youth level.