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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

With Neymar's arrival pushing him further down the pecking order, PSG's 'man in demand' Jese joins Stoke City on loan

The 24-year-old Spanish youth international only joined PSG from Real Madrid a year ago but failed to establish himself in the French capital

Las Palmas forward Jese Rodriguez, right, vies for the ball with Barcelona’s French defender Lucas Digne in the 2016/17 season. Jese has joined Stoke City on loan  from parent club Paris Saint-Germain. Quique Curbelo / EPA
Las Palmas forward Jese Rodriguez, right, vies for the ball with Barcelona’s French defender Lucas Digne in the 2016/17 season. Jese has joined Stoke City on loan from parent club Paris Saint-Germain. Quique Curbelo / EPA

Spanish forward Jese has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs announced on Wednesday.

"Jese was a man in demand when PSG made it clear they would allow him to leave on loan and we're delighted he has chosen to join us," said Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes.

"He hasn't had the happiest of periods in his career in Paris but he's still only a young man and is hungry to make a big impression in the Premier League."

The 24-year-old Spanish youth international only joined PSG from Real Madrid a year ago but failed to establish himself in the French capital and spent the second half of last season on loan at his native Las Palmas.

He won the Uefa Champions League twice with Real and was top scorer when Spain lifted the European Under 19 Championship in 2012.

He is Stoke manager Mark Hughes' sixth signing of the season joining the likes of Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma, Maxim Choupa-Moting, Bruno Martins Indi and Josh Tymon at the club.

Jese scored 12 goals in 63 La Liga appearances for Real before joining PSG for €25 million (Dh108m) but his chances of forcing his way into the Parisian first team slimmed following the world record signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar.

Newcastle United have signed striker Joselu from Premier League rivals Stoke.

The former Spain Under 21 international, who has also played at Real Madrid, Celta Vigo and Hoffenheim, has signed a three-year deal, with local media reporting the transfer fee at around £5 million (Dh24m).

Joselu scored four goals in 27 league appearances for Stoke before going on loan to Deportivo La Coruna last season.