Sometimes Real Madrid are the victims of the world they created. The Galactico era saw many of the world’s best players join the revolution, which prevented some of the Los Blancos’ most promising youngsters from being able to have the opportunity to make the grade. The smart ones have often jumped ship, afraid for their future development, whilst some have remained and subsequently watched their careers stagnate into the abyss of what might have been. It appears however, that one of the most talented to come out of Castilla is now ready to fly the nest.
According to the Metro, Premier League leaders Chelsea may be about to make a bid of £15m for winger Jese, as he has grown frustrated over the lack of first-team action at the Bernabeu. If £15m is what it takes to bring him to England, we just have to make a bid.
In a difficult season for us, it has arguably been the exciting, technically gifted members of our squad – the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Jordon Ibe – that have given us the most joy. Brendan Rodgers however, needs to add some style and substance if he wishes to continue to try and suggest that taking one step backwards, like we have appeared to this campaign, will benefit us in the long run. The likes of the young Spaniard fills that brief.
He would be an incredible addition to make in the summer. He can play anywhere in attack, including up front, and therefore offers a flexibility that could be crucial should Rodgers struggle to work out which formation suits our squad the best.
The 22-year-old made an incredible start to his career, bagging six goals in his first seven starts. He was only denied impressing further by a long-term injury. His absence from March to December of last year denied him a chance of making into Spain’s World Cup squad. Since his return, he has been used sparingly by Carlo Ancelotti. He has two goals in La Liga this season, despite 12 of his 13 appearances coming from the bench.
According to the Sky Sports, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague suggested last year that it would not be out of the question to compare him with Madrid’s current talisman, and the world’s best player.
“He’s a little bit like Cristiano Ronaldo, he’s very quick in the first five to 10 metres but he can also maintain his speed for long runs which is lethal for defenders. He’s also a great finisher and that’s something that he can obviously develop too. It helps to have a good technique – which he has – but there is also that instinct that you’re born with,” he said.
“I think in small spaces his technique is better than Ronaldo,” he added.