Premier League outfit Middlesbrough have joined Roma in the race to secure the services of Paris Saint-Germain attacker Jese Rodriguez, according to reports from Calcio Mercato.
Rodriguez joined Paris Saint-Germain from Real Madrid at the start of last season for a fee believed to be in the region of around £21.6 million and it was expected that the Spaniard would be able to make a positive impact for the French champions.
However, Jese has been limited to very little playing time on the pitch so far this season and as a result, the 23-year-old has been touted to make a swift exit from the Parc des Princes during the current January transfer window.
Italian giants Roma have widely been mentioned as the interested party in Jese and now according to reports from Calcio Mercato, Premier League side Middlesbrough have also joined in the race to sign the ex-Real Madrid youth product.
Middlesbrough are allegedly planning to swoop for Jese on a loan deal till the end of the season with a view to a permanent transfer and Boro could have an upper hand in the race due to manager Aitor Karanka’s close relationship with the player from their time together at the Santiago Bernabeu.