Quique Setién, coach of the Betis, knows very well who is Jesé Rodríguez. He was the last coach with whom the striker was able to offer something of the enormous potential of a footballer who excelled at Madrid with 20 years and now, with 25, takes one of the penultimate trains of his career with his signing for the Andalusian entity. Betis has achieved the transfer of Jesé, which leaves the PSG and signs until the end of this exercise and without purchase option by the Sevillian club. Jesé is the offensive bet of the bético leaders in the decisive section of the season, in which Betis is looking for the semifinals of the Cup -with the final awarded to Benito Villamarín-, still alive in the Europa League and is the eighth-ranked The league.
It is a step in the career of the Canary to return to feel football player. The PSG, where he arrived in 2016 in exchange for 25 million euros, has lowered his claims for Jesé recalls Betis. It awards, in this way, the effort of a player who has worked hard this season despite playing only two minutes with the PSG in a match of the French Cup against Strasbourg. The Parisian club pays a good part of their salary until June.
Jesé, with only two minutes of official football in a year, has been tuning in recent months in Paris, losing weight (up to seven kilos) and showing a delivery in training that has caught the attention of his coach, Thomas Tuchel, and his companions. Now he will have to demonstrate that improvement in Betis because in PSG, since 2016, he has only played 15 matches, with only one goal in his record.
With Setién, in Las Palmas Jesé played 16 games and scored three goals. Its passage by the Stoke City the past course said little of the presumed quality of the canary. He played 14 shocks and only made one goal, touched by the illness of his son and by various personal problems.
"His most recent history does not invite him to count on him, but the first thing we have planted is that he comes with a lot of enthusiasm and it is an opportunity he will thank. It comes with the illusion of recovering lost time. If it goes well, it will give us many things, I am willing to risk it, "said Setién about his new footballer. "We all agreed to incorporate it. If we recover him he is an extraordinary footballer. We are going to give him all the affection, "said the coach, who can already summon him for the cup match against Espanyol.
Jesé debuted in the first team of Madrid in a Cup match against Ponferradina in the 2011-12 season. Its emergence occurred in the 2013-14 financial year, when it played 31 games in all competitions and scored eight goals. However, a serious knee injury in February 2014 truncated the footballer's career.
Jesé had the misfortune to break again in August of that same year, returning to the playing fields in the final stretch of that season. In the next one, 2015-16, Jesé was not that footballer who dazzled barely a year and a half ago. Even so, he disputed 38 shocks in all competitions, with five goals in LaLiga and one in the Champions League. The signing of the forward, international in the lower categories, has awakened a great expectation in the Andalusian capital. Betis, who has hired the Mexican midfielder Lainez, has lost in this winter market to Inui, on loan to Alavés, and Sanabria, also on loan, for a year and a half to Genoa.