As quoted by the Daily Mirror, Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has confirmed that he is interested in securing the services of Paris Saint-Germain attacker Jese Rodriguez this month.
Jese Rodriguez made a big money move to Paris Saint-Germain from Real Madrid this summer and many felt that the Spaniard would prove to be a good signing for the French champions.
Surprisingly though, Jese has been limited to very little playing time at the Parc des Princes and it is clear to see that the 23-year-old is well down the pecking order under manager Unai Emery.
Due to the lack of minutes coming his way, Jese is widely touted to be leaving PSG before the end of the January transfer window and Premier League outfit Middlesbrough have been strongly linked with a move for the attacker.
Now Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has gone on to confirm that he is interested in signing Jese and the ex- Real Madrid coach is currently persuading the youngster to reunite with him at the Riverside Stadium.
Karanka said, “He was playing for Real Madrid last season. He’s a Champions League player, a young player with an amazing future in front of him. I am trying to convince him. He knows this step is really important so he has to be sure.”