According to reports from The Metro this morning, Arsenal are plotting a loan bid for Real Madrid strike starlet Jese.
The 22 year-old forward, capable of playing on either flank or as a front-man, made his debut for Los Blancos in 2011 and has since produced a decent return of twelve goals in 59 appearances.
He was making significant progress at senior level until tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in March 2014. The Spain U21, who boasts 16 goals and 36 caps for his country across the youth levels, is keen to get his development on track but has seen just 134 minutes’ worth of La Liga action this season.
That prompted agent Giles Carvajal to declare earlier this week; “He needs to play more, that’s the best way to keep his spirits up. The club will have to make a decision. He’s training well, he’s strong and has to seize the opportunity when it comes.”
Subsequent reports linked Jese with Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea and according to The Metro, the Gunners are now ‘exploring the possibility’ of a loan bid. Citing Spanish publication Sport, they claim Arsene Wenger would like to include an option to buy clause in the potential deal.
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