Paris St-Germain have signed Spanish forward Jese from Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee on a five-year deal. The 23-year-old joined Real at the age of 14 and was part of their Champions League-winning squads in 2014 and 2016.
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed this. The 23-year-old found game time hard to come by at the Santiago Bernabéu and bids farewell after nine years with the club. Having made his debut for Real in the 2011-12 season, he went on to make 62 appearances in La Liga, scoring 12 times. He was also part of the Champions League winning squads in 2014 and 2016.
“I am delighted to join Paris Saint-Germain, who have become one of Europe’s most competitive clubs,” said Jesé after signing his contract on Monday. “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.”
Emery, the former Sevilla manager, has already signed Hatem Ben Arfa, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Thomas Meunier and Giovani Lo Celso since replacing Laurent Blanc earlier in the summer.
PSG remain overwhelming favourites to win Ligue 1 again this season but the aim for the club’s owner, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is progress in the Champions League.
“Over the past seasons, [Jesé] has confirmed his status as one of Real Madrid’s, and Spain’s, most promising young footballers,” Al-Khelaifi said. “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 Jesé, our squad is now, more than ever, armed to confront the coming challenges and meet the expectations of our fans.”